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To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Rhode-
We, the colored citizens of Providence in said State, respectfully ask
your honorable body to PROTEST, in the name of the State, against a law passed at the late
session of…

An Act authorizing the Manumission of Ne-
groes, Mallattoes, & others, and for the gradual Abo-
lition of Slavery.
Whereas all Men are entitled to Life, Liberty
and the Pursuit of Happiness, yet the holding Man-
kind in a State of Slavery, as…