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Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1853 Oct[ober] 18

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Title:
Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1853 Oct[ober] 18
Description:
James Miller McKim writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his voyage back to the U.S. with Richard Davis Webb and of his time in New York before his return to Philadelphia. He writes of his editor of the "Pennsylvania Freeman" being disabled by a hemmorhage from the lungs so that he is unable to resume his duties. He writes of antislavery meetings held in the woods and are "very effective." He wishes people could read the Bible without being influenced by the clergy. He writes of the American Anti-Slavery Society affairs. He writes of an incident with a white man and four fugitive slaves who were caught: "two of the slaves gave up without resistance'; the other two fought...but were overpowered." He writes of William Still, his assistant and chairman of the Philadelphia antislavery office. He looks back to his English friends for news and shares memories of his visit while abroad. He asks of her father's health. He inquires into the Edinburgh conference.
Author:
M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874
Addressee:
Estlin, Mary Anne, 1820-1902
Date:
October 18, 1853
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--England--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Meetings--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Meetings--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Newspapers--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Publishing--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--United States--History--19th century
African American abolitionists--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Societies, etc--United States--History--19th century
Fugitive slaves--United States--History--19th century
Women social reformers--England--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--England--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Antislavery movements--United States
Lectures and lecturing
Meetings
Publishers and publishing
Christianity
African American abolitionists
Societies
Fugitive slaves--United States
Underground Railroad
Women social reformers
Women abolitionists
Women abolitionists--United States
Slavery and the church--United States
Slaves
Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society
Estlin, J. B. (John Bishop), 1785-1855
Estlin, Mary Anne, 1820-1902
M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874
Still, William, 1821-1902
Places:
United Kingdom
England
Extent:
4 leaves (16 p.) ; 23 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5140728
Call #:
MS A.7.3 p.72
Barcode:
39999086049416