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