Item: Article on the committee to investigate the situation of the prisoners of the States of Barbary

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Record Number: 10551
Date of View: July 8 1789
View Format: Printed Matter
Image description: Article from the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser detailing the formation of a committee to aid American captives of the "States of Barbary."  In 1789, the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, "conceiving it to be within the design of the institution to extend their attention to every species of Slavery," formed a committee to investigate the situation of their "poor countrymen, now prisoners some in the States of Barbary."