Letter from Ezra Stiles Gannett, Boston, to Samuel Joseph May and Samuel May, Nov. 29, 1869
Gannett replies to Samuel Joseph May's assertion that the remark about the abolitionists attributed to him by May in his "Recollections of the Anti-Slavery Conflict" was in fact made at a meeting of ministers in Boston. Gannett reiterates his views about the Fugitive Slave Law and complains that the abolitionists charged him and others with unworthy motives. / Samuel Joseph May writes a letter to his cousin, Samuel May, on the reverse of Gannett's letter. Samuel Joseph May's letter is dated December 1, 1869 from Syracuse.