A Plea for Adoption
Plea for the Oppressed and Enslaved (Austinburg, OH). Feb. 3, 1847. Vol. 1, no. 3.
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This title was mentioned in a county history in 1878, but until this copy surfaced, no copy could be located in any library or historical society. The content was mostly written by Betsey Mix Cowles and Abby Kelley Foster and was published by Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock using funds raised by the Ashtabula County Female Anti-Slavery Society. One of its main goals was to get repealed Ohio black laws that discriminated against the free African-Americans of the state. Plea for the Oppressed began in Dec. 1846 and appeared monthly.