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Letter from Sojourner Truth, Detroit, [Mich.], to William Lloyd Garrison, April 11th [18]64

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Title:
Letter from Sojourner Truth, Detroit, [Mich.], to William Lloyd Garrison, April 11th [18]64
Description:
Truth writes Garrison that she has just heard of the "Subscription Testimonial" to George Thompson, and sends a sum of $2, recalling Thompson's kindness to her when they met in 1857. Truth recounts how, in debt from the publication of her Narrative, Garrison had invited her to accompany him and Thompson on a lecturing tour where she could sell her book, and offered to pay her expenses. Truth states that she accepted, but that upon arriving in Springfield, Thompson met Truth and informed her that Garrison was too ill to accompany them. Truth relays that Thompson, upon learning of Truth's predicament, immediately offered to pay her expenses, and insisted that she accompany them.
Author:
Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
[April 11, 1864]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Antislavery movements--Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Lectures and lecturing
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States
African American women abolitionists
African American abolitionists
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Letter dictated by Truth and transcribed by C.E. Cochrane, who also wrote a post-script to Garrison explaining the delay in posting the letter, and informing him of Truth's upcoming voyage to Washington, D.C.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4510926
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.33, p.40B
Barcode:
39999089661829