Abolition Movement in Oswego County
In the 1800’s, Oswego County was a hotbed of abolition activity. People formed Anti-Slavery societies, signed petitions, and helped fugitive slaves find their way to freedom. The following resources will help you understand the Abolition Movement in Oswego County.
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Letter to Abolition Electors of Oswego County
The Jerry Rescue: Mexico His Hiding Place
The Abolition Meeting
Starr Clark Obituary
Starr Clark: Oswego County Meeting at Mexico
Two Versions of the Famous Jerry Rescue
The Fugitive Slave Law — Mexico, NY
Starr Clark: Forming County Anti-Slavery Society
Silas Brewster: Early Hannibal Merchant & Abolitionist