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Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], 1846 Dec[ember] 15.

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Title:
Letter from George Thompson, London, [England], 1846 Dec[ember] 15.
Description:
George Thompson writes to unknown regarding taking upon a favor of the recipient. He writes, "It is enough to make the heart sick to find men laying claim to Christian character & principle, busied in promulgating...columnies, and fool insinuations; and it is grievous to find a man like you, cooly talking of 'leaving native princes to their fate'-that is, when your own countrymen have plundered & oppressed them, and the fruits of such crimes are still in the nations treasury." He then discusses the "slavery part of the business." He writes, "I who have been seven years connected with the affairs of the Raja of Saltan, have never heard of the existence of a slave within his territory." He does not know of the King of Delhi and the affairs of his harem as any other person. The letter appears to be incomplete.
Author:
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Date:
December 15, 1846
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
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
British--India--History--19th century
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Antislavery movements--United States
India--Politics and government--19th century
British--India--History
Delhi (Sultanate)--History
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Places:
United Kingdom
England
India
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 contains purple postmarked stamp "Garrison Mss."
Language:
English
Identifier:
5709682
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.16, p.139
Barcode:
39999086046214