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Letter from Samuel May, Leicester, Massachusetts, to John Bishop Estlin, April 30, 1847

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Title:
Letter from Samuel May, Leicester, Massachusetts, to John Bishop Estlin, April 30, 1847
Description:
May informs Estlin that he has not had time to supply information for the second edition of "A Brief Notice of American Slavery, and the Abolition Movement." May recommends Parker Pillsbury's "The Church as It Is: or, the Forlorn Hope of Slavery," but condemns Henry Clapp, Jr. and says that there is nothing in his story about Nathaniel Peabody Rogers. He denies Clapp's assertion that William Lloyd Garrison never advocated disunion in the United States. He says that the Liberty Party was strongly pro-Union and it is doubtful if it suffered more from unpopularity than the old Abolitionists. May affirms that the abolition movement requires great fortitude.
Author:
May, Samuel, Jr., 1810-1899
Addressee:
Estlin, J. B. (John Bishop), 1785-1855
Date:
April 30, 1847
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
Liberty Party (U.S. : 1840-1848)
May, Samuel, Jr., 1810-1899
Estlin, J. B. (John Bishop), 1785-1855
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 5 x 8 in.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4532773
Call #:
MS B.1.6 v.2, p.47
Barcode:
39999063864035