"Let My People Go." F. W. Bird, Francis William.

"Let My People Go."

Boston: Commercial Printing House, 1862. First edition. "Originally published in Norfolk Co. Journal of December 14, 1861, republished with slight additions and corrections" (from title page). Bird was a Massachusetts Republican politician and anti-slavery advocate known as the "Sage of Walpole." This is his call for the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in which he makes religious comparisons to Moses leading the slaves out of Egypt as in the old Negro Spiritual "Let My People Go." Dis-bound eight-page booklet (shows evidence of having once been bound). Faint stamp to bottom of title page, few light marks of soiling on back, otherwise about very good. OCLC locates only 3 copies in libraries. Rare.
Item #51376

Price: $150.00