Letter from Arthur Tappan, [New York], to George Thompson, 1835 August 20
- Letter from Arthur Tappan, [New York], to George Thompson, 1835 August 20
Arthur Tappan sends George Thompson a ship order which states, "Shipped, In good order and well conditioned, by Judge Lynch, on board the Ship called the Incendiary whereof Arthur Tappan is master, for the present voyage, now lying in the Port of Mobile, bound for Hell." He also includes that "certain rascally publications" such as the Emancipator and the Anti-Slavery Record are to be delivered at the port of "Hell." Included is a drawing of George Thompson hanging and another drawing of Thompson's grave.
- Tappan, Arthur, 1786-1865
- Thompson, George, 1804-1878
August 20, 1835
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
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Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Antislavery movements--United States
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Tappan, Arthur, 1786-1865
Emancipator (New York, N.Y. : 1835)
Anti-slavery record (Boston, Mass. : 1835)
- 1 leaf (1 p.) ; 21 cm.
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript contains drawings and annotations.
At the bottom left of the page, it says "printed for Tappan, Garrison, & Thompson, at the instance of Dr. [Samuel Hanson] Cox, of New York." Samuel Hanson Cox was an American Presbyterian minister and an abolitionist who, like Thompson and Arthur Tappan, was burned in effigy by anti-abolitionist mobs in the south, which makes me believe that this publication is perhaps satirical because Cox published it, but I am uncertain due to the violent nature of these mobs.
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MS A.1.2 v.41, p.12b