From Aaron H. Palmer
New York, 4th. Mo. 20th. 1809
I herewith present thee with a Printed copy of the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Twelfth American Convention for promoting the Abolition of Slavery and Improving the condition of the African Race: which may develop to thee the motives and object of this convention.1 With sentiments of the highest respect and esteem, I remain Thy assured Friend.
Aaron H. Palmer
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found, but see n. 1.
1. Minutes of the Proceedings of the Twelfth American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery (Philadelphia, 1809). A facsimile reproduction appears in The American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery … (3 vols.; New York, 1969 reprint), 2:445–75. The convention ordered the presentation to JM of Thomas Clarkson’s History of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade.