1803.056: An Ode by J. R Toulmin.

Published: 1803

Full Title: An ode. By J. R Toulmin. Oh! cruel fate, that man should be doomed to abject slavery … Lexington. May 7. 1803 …

Author: Toulmin, J. R.

Place Issued: Lexington

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 32 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


This anti-slavery poem evidently sold well enough that Toulmin soon proposed publishing a collection of his verse (1803.057); as no copy of that offered work is known, either by direct or indirect evidence, that collection was apparently never issued. Sheet lacks colophon; while text indicates place of publication, there were two press offices operating in Lexington in 1803 (those of Samuel Walkup and John McMullin), hence the indeterminate attribution here.

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