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Letter from Nathan Robinson Johnston, Topsham, Vt., to William Lloyd Garrison, Sep[tember] 22. 1860

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Title:
Letter from Nathan Robinson Johnston, Topsham, Vt., to William Lloyd Garrison, Sep[tember] 22. 1860
Description:
N.R. Johnston writes William Lloyd Garrison stating that as their state anti-slavery convention approaches, his anxiety that Garrison should attend has increased. Johnston states that although he has not been authorized by their Committee to invite Garrison, he is doing so of his own initiative, as he senses they will "greatly need" Garrison's presence. Johnston requests that Garrison write to them a "characteristic letter" for the convention should he be unable to join them. Continuing in a post-script dated "Monday 24th", Johnston states that he was interrupted in his correspondence by the arrival of a Daniel Pratt of Boston, whom Johnston described as "so suspicious, or rather so near a crazy man". Johnston states that he had refused to call a public meeting for Pratt, and states that if his memory serves, Pratt was in attendance at their last anniversary meeting, and had caused a disturbance.
Author:
Johnston, N. R. (Nathan Robinson), 1820-
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
September 22, 1860
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Antislavery movements--Congresses--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Congresses and conventions
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Johnston, N. R. (Nathan Robinson), 1820-
Pratt, Daniel, 1809-1887
Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 26.4 x 20 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4664875
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.30, p.121
Barcode:
39999066765783