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Letter from George Thompson, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Robert Purvis, 1834 Nov[ember] 10

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Title:
Letter from George Thompson, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Robert Purvis, 1834 Nov[ember] 10
Description:
George Thompson writes to Robert Purvis in regards to him arriving safely home and hopes his family is well. Providence is watching over him in his endeavors. He hopes he will "make a noble and unreserved offering of your time, talents, and influence upon the altar consecrated to the freedom of the colored people." He discusses the prospects for the anti-slavery cause and the "present state and prospects of the Liberator." He is grieved to hear that Garrison is considering giving up the paper, "in consequence of his inability to make it pay its expenses." He provides a list of reasons for why the Liberator should be sustained. Garrison is now attempting to make some arrangements with the New England antislavery society about the Liberator. Thompson will be in New York in December to deliver an address. He will also possible be attending the meeting of the Colonization Society in Washington, D.C. He explains his travel plans in New England over the next few weeks. They have other agents joining the cause such as A. Birney and Weld.
Author:
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Addressee:
Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898
Date:
November 10, 1834
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--England--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Meetings--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Newspapers--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Societies, etc--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Publishing--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Antislavery movements--United States
Meetings
Lectures and lecturing
Societies
Publishers and publishing
American Colonization Society
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895
Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-1857
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
Places:
United Kingdom
England
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 41 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Copy can also be found with call number MS A.1.2 vol.4, p.73-75. Contains a red antislavery seal on the back.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5157020
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.7, p.40
Barcode:
39999086045893