Anti-slavery Petition presented to the USA Congress

Colonial Times, Hobart

22 January 1833

A Petition from the Anti-slavery Society, signed by Mr. Fowel Buxton, Dr. Lushington, and Mr. Macauley, has been presented to the Congress of the United States, praying an immediate abolition of slavery; it produced a debate, in which the members for the southern states declared, that "should there ever appear a disposition to consider the question seriously, they would not dispute it in that house, but in the open field, where powder and cannon should be their orators, and their arguments lead and steel!"

The petition was not entertained.