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Letter from Lydia White, Phila[delphia, Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1832 [June] 9th

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Title:
Letter from Lydia White, Phila[delphia, Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1832 [June] 9th
Description:
Lydia White writes to William Lloyd Garrison encouraging him "to let nothing cast thee down as to prevent thee from reaching forth a hand of help to the colored people in their debates or plans". She agrees with Garrison's "urging the necessity of the free colored people considering this country their home" and his opposition to all colonization efforts. calling his "sentiments on this subject good in divine right." She then copies an extract from a letter written to her by one of her "particular colored friends" about a vision of Garrison that appeared during a prayer meeting. White tells him that "they wanted me to tell this to thee ... [and] that a sense of thy kindness is deeply enshrined in their hearts". In the postscript, White asks Garrison if he would like "to meet with this little society of six" who held the prayer meeting.
Author:
White, Lydia
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
[June 9, 1832]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
African American women abolitionists--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
African American women abolitionists
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
White, Lydia
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
On verso, the letter is addressed to "William Lloyd Garrison".
Language:
English
Identifier:
5147613
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.2, p.23
Barcode:
39999086045216