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Letter from Charles Sumner, Washington, [District of Columbia], to William Lloyd Garrison, [1863 March 8]

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Title:
Letter from Charles Sumner, Washington, [District of Columbia], to William Lloyd Garrison, [1863 March 8]
Description:
Charles Sumner writes to William Lloyd Garrison giving advice for George Thompson to emphasize some points in his rallying Union support in England. These points, numbered by Sumner, include "slave breeding in V[irgini]a which may be portrayed to as to excite disgust" and "the story of Mr. [Frederick] Douglass' imprisoned for teaching slaves to read the Bible. Let it all be told." He then narrates his own caning on the Senate floor, and says Senator James M. "Mason wrote a letter publicly approving the act ... & thus this Rebellion is the continuance of the act." He tells Garrison he "wrote this for your public eye" but hopes Garrison will pass these points to Thompson "in your own way."
Author:
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
[March 8, 1863]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Extent:
1 leaf (3 p.) ; 21 x 13 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in black ink on white paper. On the first page, in the head- fore corner, "March 8, 1863." is written in pencil and above the salutation the number "24" is also written in pencil. Additionally, along the tail edge of the first page "V32, P15B" is also written in pencil.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4870376
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.32, p.15B
Barcode:
39999085439402