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Jewett, John Punchard (16 August 1814–14 May 1884), publisher and antislavery activist, was born in Lebanon, Maine, the son of the Reverend Paul Jewett and Eleanor Masury Punchard. Jewett joined the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1835 during a period of volatile and often violent protest. He was an outspoken contributor to antislavery newspapers and counted among his friends antislavery luminaries such as ...