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Letter from Amos Augustus Phelps, Wrentham, [Mass.], to Clarissa Tryon, Oct 31, 1834

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Title:
Letter from Amos Augustus Phelps, Wrentham, [Mass.], to Clarissa Tryon, Oct 31, 1834
Description:
Amos A. Phelps writes to his mother, Clarissa Tryon, and informs her of his plans for the next month or two, as well as describing the convention he attended at Augusta, Maine. He says he made arrangements for winter for her. He then expresses his personal sentiments with regard to his present occupation. (“I never enjoyed more of the light of God’s countenance than now ... I wish to live to purpose, so that the world shall feel my influence, and be the better for my having lived in it.”) After this letter, Phelps’s wife, Charlotte, writes to her mother in law about her husband’s surprise visit and news about family and friends.
Author:
Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847
Contributor:
Phelps, Charlotte
Addressee:
Tryon, Clarissa
Date:
October 31, 1834
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
Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847
Places:
MaineKennebec (county)Augusta
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, "Mrs. Clarissa Tryon, Farmington, Conn."
Language:
English
Identifier:
4664544
Call #:
MS A.21.4 (69)
Barcode:
39999063803355