[Boston: n. p., 1844]. First edition. Unbound bifolium, scant 10 x 8 inches, 1 pages of text in 2 columns. Some light dust-soiling and toning, with a small chip from the fore-edge of the blank second leaf; in very good condition. Item #19219
"If you wish slavery to cease, you cannot more effectually aid in its extinction, than by upholding this Fair." Dated at the foot of the text Boston, Feb. 8, 1844, a committee of 30 women solicit support for the annual Anti-Slavery Fair, to be held in Armory Hall, Boston: "To remember that there is nothing useful of ornamental--no mechanical, agricultural, or manufacturing product--nothing either to eat, drink or wear--no work of taste or art, for household use or decoration--but will (so perfect had our arrangements at last become) be made as available to the cause as its worth in money." The abolitionist efforts of the women of Massachusetts were in part effectively channeled through their fairs, which provided a substantial source of revenue to the larger anti-slavery cause. The circular here is headed up by Maria Weston Chapman, with a number of other familiar names following in train. Lib. Company. Afro-Americana, 6493.