Letter from Samuel May, Boston, Massachusetts, to John Bishop Estlin, Jan. 8 and Jan. 9, 1849
May informs Estlin that he is recovering from a heavy cold. He describes the Anti-Slavery Fair and the bad weather prevalent throughout the event. The Fair only earned $3300. May gives a brief history of the abolition movement. He tells of the nearly late arrival of the Bristol box and gives a long account of various contributions and newspaper articles. He discusses the political slang term, "plumper," and tells about the election of Zachary Taylor.