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Letter from John Turner, St. Louis, [Missouri], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1879 April 2

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Title:
Letter from John Turner, St. Louis, [Missouri], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1879 April 2
Description:
In this printed letter addressed "To All Whom It May Concern," John Turner, Chariman of the Committee of Twenty-five, reports "that a large number of colored emigrants from the South have arrived here on their way to Kansas." He explains that the African-American citizens of St. Louis have tried to supply these people with "shelter, food, and clothing" as "many are without means ..." As a result, this Committee of Twenty-five has been appointed "to solicit funds to help forward the destitute, but we need hundreds of dollars more than we have been able to secure." The letter authorizes William Lloyd Garrison, as its bearer, "to secure any contributions that may be offered." The organization's Committee on Finance lists notable African-American leaders, including James Milton Turner and Moses Dickson.
Author:
Turner, John
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
April 2, 1879
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Exodus of 1879
Exodusters
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
African Americans--History--1877-1964
Migration, Internal--United States
Social reformers--United States
Colored Refugee Relief Board
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Turner, John
Dickson, Moses, 1824-1901
Turner, James Milton
Extent:
1 leaf (1 p.) ; 21 cm.
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Notes:
Title devised by cataloger.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5869719
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.40, p.94B
Barcode:
39999085840641