Broadside, Arthur Tappan and others to Cornelius W. Lawrence, Mayor, July 16, 1834. Collection New-York Historical Society.
In an open letter to Mayor Cornelius Lawrence, Arthur Tappan and the executive committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society "disclaimed any desire to promote intermarriages between white and colored persons." They denied having urged slaves to rise up against their masters. They had not challenged the Constitution of the United States, or promoted any illegal acts.