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Letter from Thomas Lafon, North Fairhaven, to Amos Augustus Phelps, July 16th 1844

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Title:
Letter from Thomas Lafon, North Fairhaven, to Amos Augustus Phelps, July 16th 1844
Description:
In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, Thomas Lafon expresses his desire to discuss certain difficulties that missionaries under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions are facing. He would like to show Phelps a few letters from missionaries that illustrate such problems, but he cannot leave home because his wife is seriously ill. He discusses the organizational structure of the Board that contributes to the public ignorance of such existing problems.
Author:
Lafon, Thomas, 1801-1876
Addressee:
Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847
Date:
July 16, 1844
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
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847
Lafon, Thomas, 1801-1876
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25 x 40 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
On verso, the delivery address is "Rev. A. A. Phelps, Boston, Ms." It was postmarked on Jul. 15 in North Fairhaven, Mass.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4721688
Call #:
MS A.21.14 (54)
Barcode:
39999032919217