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Extract of a letter from J. B. Estlin

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Title:
Extract of a letter from J. B. Estlin
Description:
An extract taken from a letter written by John Bishop Estlin discusses slave holding being "contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Chris....Persons may be left to their own judgement & their own consciences as to the call upon them to do anything for the removal of the evil or not, & if they are desirious of doing something, to adopt that line of action which they think most suitable to the occasion or their capabilities." He discusses methods of attacking slavery. He writes of Garrison's character, saying, "I should doubt if his course in America has always been the most judicious, I am very certain that in England he would have exercised a vastly greater degree of influence in the A.S. cause, had he confined himself to it; & sought the society chiefly of those most likely to have the power of rendering him useful assistance." He writes that American abolitionists do not see how British abolitionists can help. He writes, "there is a band of men & women in New England devoting their time their property, in some cases their lives, to the causes of the Slave: they ask for our sympathy & assistance & assure us that we can thus efficiently help; confort, & encourage them. I have faith in them & tender them my willing aid."
Contributor:
Estlin, J. B. (John Bishop), 1785-1855
Date:
[ca. 1832–1867]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Genre:
Excerpts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--England--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Societies, etc--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Societies, etc--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Antislavery movements--United States
Societies
Christianity
Estlin, J. B. (John Bishop), 1785-1855
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Places:
United Kingdom
England
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 19 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript appears to be an extract from a letter written by John Bishop Estlin with no discernible place or date.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5123261
Call #:
MS A.9.2 v.23, p.22
Barcode:
39999085430724