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Photograph Description: Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention. Assembled in Philadelphia, December 4, 1833 Related Names: Gilbert, Reuben S. Merrihew & Gunn. Date Created Published: 1833. Summary: The broadside declaration is illustrated with a headpiece of Hercules strangling the Nemean lion as two astonished elders look on. Beneath the woodcut is the line, 'Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.' On either side of the image are quotations from Scripture condemning the evils of slavery. The main text is a manifesto, dated December 6, 1833, advocating the formation of a national anti-slavery society and enumerating its goals. It includes the names of delegates to the convention from ten states. Notes: Merrihew & Gunn, Printers, no. 7 Carter's Alley, Philadelphia. Signed in the block: Reuben S. Gilbert. Title appears as it is written on the item. Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1833-15. Subjects: Abolition movement--1830-1840. Broadsides--1830-1840. Woodcuts--1830-1840.