Memorial to Abolish the Slave Trade1
New York, March 13, 1786. On this date, H and other memorialists signed a petition to the New York legislature urging the end of the slave trade, “a commerce so repugnant to humanity, and so inconsistent with the liberality and justice which should distinguish a free and enlightened people.”
New-York Packet, March 13, 1786.
1. For information on H’s membership in the Manumission Society, see “Attendance at a Meeting of the Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves,” February 4, 1785.