Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, New York, to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1837 March 17
- Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, New York, to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1837 March 17
Angelina Emily Grimkè writes to Elizabeth Pease Nichol regarding her thoughts regarding slavery and thanking her "British sister" for her anti-slavery efforts. She writes, "I thank every Briton who is laboring in the great work of a man's redemption from the galling yoke of oppression from the gross darkness and pollution of Heathenism in this Republican Despotism." She writes her grievances over slavery in the South and remarks, "I solemly believe that the love of money and the lust of power reigns triumphant there over the fear of death, hell, and the grave, and that there are thousands who rather than surrender the victims of their...oppression would encounter all the horrors of St. Domingo. The South will hold onto slavery with a death grasp. Men and women could never live in the midst of such a system of abominations, contented and happy with its bosom sins without becoming deeply corrupted by it." She writes of her doubt that the North will "rescue in time to save the South." She writes of the work that is being done by anti-slavery societies and of their agents. She mentions George Thompson in particular and recommends he stay in the field. She also mentions how she saw William Lloyd Garrison and asked him to send her a copy of the Liberator. Sarah Moore Grimke also writes a brief letter in which she thanks Backhouse & Kirkbride for their letters and will respond to them soon to tell them of her present engagements.
- Nichol, Elizabeth Pease, 1807-1897
- Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
March 17, 1837
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Women abolitionists--United States
Women social reformers--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Women's rights--United States--History--19th century
Nichol, Elizabeth Pease, 1807-1897
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1838-1909
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
Grimké, Sarah, 1792-1873
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
Emancipator (New York, N.Y. : 1835)
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