Letter from Catherine Clarkson to John Bishop Estlin, 1846 June 2
- Letter from Catherine Clarkson to John Bishop Estlin, 1846 June 2
Catherine Clarkson writes to John Bishop Estlin regarding criticism of Garrison's abolitionists. She writes, "Our Society lately held a meeting in Ipswich. The object of which was to rouse attention to the honor of American Slavery & in the hope of aiding its funds which since the Emancipation it is not easy to do. I never heard anyone express a doubt of Mr. Garrison's Integrity-never heard any one say a harsh word concerning him. It would not be easy for any one to persuade me that he is an unreligious man but I do most...regret that he & some others forced on a separation in the Anti-Slavery ranks in America & at a most unfortunate time." She writes of reading J.B.'s pamphlet and her husband's desire that the northern states did not separate from the southern states "immediately upon the annexation of Texas." She discusses the split in the anti-slavery societies in America and says that Mr. Clarkson has been in contact with the new but has not severed with the old organization. She writes of her shock at "some things which Mr. Garrison has brought forward in his own name e.g. "Tremble Tyrants of the old world" & some that he has admitted into his paper by other persons." She believes the cause will "prosper more if put forward entirely on its own merits as all events it is a bar to much being done in England especially as a request has been lately sent for aid of a similar kind from a Society of ladies in Philadelphia." She writes of news of Torrey's death and also writes of J.B.'s "prejudice against our British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. I ought to know something about it seeing that all important Documents emanating from it come here for approbation * signature by its President." The letter appears to be missing the final page.
- Clarkson, Catherine, 1772-1856
- Estlin, J. B. (John Bishop), 1785-1855
June 2, 1846
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Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--Societies, etc--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Meetings--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Newspapers--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Publishing--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--England--History--19th century
Women social reformers--England--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Publishers and publishing
Women social reformers
British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society
Estlin, J. B. (John Bishop), 1785-1855
Estlin, Mary Anne, 1820-1902
Clarkson, Catherine, 1772-1856
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Torrey, Charles T. (Charles Turner), 1813-1846
Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846
- 1 leaf (4 p.) ; 19 cm.
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MS A.7.2 p.34