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Letter from Joseph Parrish, Burlington, [New Jersey], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1838 [May] 23d

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Title:
Letter from Joseph Parrish, Burlington, [New Jersey], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1838 [May] 23d
Description:
Joseph Parrish, Jr. writes to William Lloyd Garrison discussing the "mob in Philad[elphi]a on the 17th" of May that destroyed Pennsylvania Hall. Parrish asks Garrison to write him telling him "how he got along on thy way homeward," escaping from "a band of reckless rioters [who] were burning for the person of Wm Lloyd Garrison." He says he has encountered such threats himself and "witnessed more of the outrages of the mob" as he stayed in Philadelphia. Parrish also remarks that "today is the last day that the Cherokee ... is to make his foot mark on his own land" before they are driven from their ancestral lands. He argues that the country needs to ask for repentance and says that the ruins of Pennsylvania Hall now stand "as a monument of the disgrace of Philadelphia, which should cover the face of her citizens in shame. But no!" Parrish then asks to become a subscriber to the Liberator.
Author:
Parrish, Joseph, 1818-1891
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
[May 23, 1838]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Cherokee Nation
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Indians of North America--Removal,1813-1903
Riots--Pennsylvania--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Indian Removal, 1813-1903
Riots--Pennsylvania
Social reformers--United States
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Parrish, Joseph, 1818-1891
Places:
Pennsylvania
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
On verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm Lloyd Garrison Boston Massachusetts" and it is postmarked with a black, circular stamp reading, "Burlington N.J. May 25."
Language:
English
Identifier:
5740491
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.7, p.25
Barcode:
39999086048590