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Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright, 1846 May 23

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Title:
Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], to Henry Clarke Wright, 1846 May 23
Description:
George Thompson writes to Henry Clarke Wright in regards to giving permission for him to make his letter to him public "although I little dreamt it would ever appear in print." He and Frederick Douglass are planning on leaving and will be with him before he gets the letter. He discusses Douglass's past five days attending antislavery meetings, peace meetings, suffrage meetings, and temperance meetings. He writes that "last night he had an audience of 2500 to hear him for nearly three hours." He remarks during the speech that he proposed a subscription to bring his wife and children over to England. The "Broad Street people" are convinced they made an error of Garrison's party. He hopes to discuss more of these events in person.
Author:
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Addressee:
Wright, Henry Clarke, 1797-1870
Date:
May 23, 1846
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--Meetings--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Lectures and lecturing--Great Britain--History--19th century
Suffrage--United States--History--19th century
Temperance--Societies, etc--Great Britain--History--19th century
Peace movements--Meetings--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Societies, etc--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Meetings
Christianity
Antislavery movements
Lectures and lecturing
Suffrage--United States
Temperance--Societies, etc
Peace movements
Societies
Antislavery movements--United States
British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Wright, Henry Clarke, 1797-1870
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Places:
United Kingdom
England
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 18 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5708034
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.16, p.51
Barcode:
39999086046164