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Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Samuel May, Dec. 2, 1848

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Title:
Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Samuel May, Dec. 2, 1848
Author:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Addressee:
May, Samuel, Jr., 1810-1899
Date:
December 2, 1848
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
Free Soil Party (U.S.)
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
May, Samuel, Jr., 1810-1899
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Notes (citation):
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.3, no.257.
Notes:
Copy. Whereabouts of original manuscript unknown. In the hand of another person.
William Lloyd Garrison regrets not being able to attend the anti-slavery meeting in North Brookfield. Garrison is mentally and physically unfit to participate in public meetings due to his "water 'crisis,' in the development of humor and boils." Three of his children are sick with colds, coughs, and some fever. Garrison believes there is much prejudice "against us" in North Brookfield. He advises explaining their position rather than dealing severely with those "who are not yet with us." The Free Soil movement should be hailed as proof of progress, though a higher position should be manifested. He suggests spending the heaviest ammunition on Zachary Taylor's party.
Language:
English
Identifier:
2821050
Call #:
Ms.A.1.1 v.4, p.92
Barcode:
39999066751403
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