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Equal pay for negro soldiers... Anna Elizabeth Dickinson...



Item # 589449

February 12, 1864

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Massachusetts, February 12, 1864  Page four has content concerning Anna Elizabeth Dickinson and her speech before Congress on January 16, 1864 being the first speech made on the floor of Congress by a woman.  Three separate but related articles are present: one officially recognizes her donation of the proceeds of her lecture to the National Freedman's Relief Society of the District of Columbia; another gives details of several resolutions to recognize her for her efforts; and the third gives details concerning her lecture give a few days earlier at the Cooper Institute where she repeated the speech given before Congress.  See images for details.
Also included within this issue is the printing of the resolution made by Francis George Shaw, the father of Colonel Robert Shaw, regarding pay for negro soldiers, stating in part, "...all descendants of the African race in our country, enlisted in the army and navy, shall be placed in all respects...  on the same footing with other soldiers and sailors in the service of the United States."
Great to have this content in an anti-slavery newspaper. Complete in four pages, two archivally mended tears; overall, in very nice condition.

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