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Letter from Anna Paul, Northampton, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, July 1850

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Title:
Letter from Anna Paul, Northampton, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, July 1850
Description:
Anna Paul informs William Lloyd Garrison of the "greatly increased lameness" affecting her right arm, and confides her fears that she may never be able to write again owing to this condition. Paul ascribes her and Garrison's personal acquaintance to the "Providence of God". Paul launches a defense of her late husband Nathaniel Paul against charges of deceit and duplicity, arguing him to have been "incapable of duplicity on any subject whatsoever!" Paul asserts her confidence in Garrison, and encourages him in his many reform movements. Paul promises to send a hand-made article for the Anti-Slavery Fair.
Author:
Paul, Anna
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
July 1850
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
African American women abolitionists--History--19th century--Correspondence
African American abolitionists--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Anti-slavery fairs--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States
African American women abolitionists
African American abolitionists
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Paul, Anna
Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 1793-1839
Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Extent:
1 leaf (6 p.) ; 20.1 x 25.1 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Manuscript annotated on recto, with "41" in pencil beneath second line of body of text, "Mrs. Anna Paul to W. L. Garrison" in pencil beneath Paul's salutation to Garrison, and "Garrison MSS." stamped in blue ink on the center-right of page.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4714132
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.19, p.41
Barcode:
39999066763739