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Will of Francis Jackson

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Title:
Will of Francis Jackson
Description:
This document is a copy of the last will and testament of Francis Jackson, in which he bequeaths his worldly goods and funds to his family, friends, and colleagues. Of particular note are articles 4 through 6 of the will, in which Jackson bequeaths $10,000 to William Lloyd Garrison et al with the aim of creating a trust in support of anti-slavery efforts (Article 4th); $2000 to said trust to aid fugitive slaves (Article 5th); and $5000 to Wendell Phillips et al for the establishment of a trust to support efforts at achieving women's suffrage and civil equality in the United States (Article 6th).
Author:
Jackson, Francis, 1789-1861
Date:
[January 28, 1861]
Format:
Documents
Genre:
Wills
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
Women--Suffrage--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Women--Suffrage--United States--History
Women's rights--United States--History--19th century
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 19.6 x 24.7 cm.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Document is typewritten.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4503320
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.31, p.85A
Barcode:
39999089660789