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Letter from Parker Pillsbury, Concord, [N.H.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 12th Feb[ruary] 1841

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Title:
Letter from Parker Pillsbury, Concord, [N.H.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 12th Feb[ruary] 1841
Description:
Parker Pillsbury informs William Lloyd Garrison that a "County Convention" has been called to be held in Exeter, and opines that both Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen S. Foster will soon write Garrison concerning the occasion. Pillsbury requests Garrison's presence at the convention, and inquires if he might additionally be able to go to Dover and Portsmouth. Pillsbury comments that they are getting their ministry and pulpits into "a pretty considerable kind of a fix", and asserts that should cease publication of the Liberator should they be unable to find "50 clergymen" to organize against slavery, as it "cannot be abolished without them". Pillsbury relates to Garrison that William Williams, of the First Congregational Church in Exeter, who "drives the proslavery engine", excommunicated several members of his congregation who had withdrawn over their opposition to slavery. Pillsbury states that while a later church meeting restored them to the congregation, Williams' actions have alienated him from many of his allies.
Author:
Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
February 12, 1841
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
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Congresses--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States
Antislavery movements--United States
Congresses and conventions
Christianity
Slavery and the church--United States
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Pillsbury, Parker, 1809-1898
Rogers, Nathaniel Peabody, 1794-1846
Foster, Stephen S. (Stephen Symonds), 1809-1881
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 20.1 x 24.9 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Manuscript composed upon stationary bearing a typeset letterhead, in black ink, featuring a reproduction of Josiah Wedgwood's "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" image (without titular text accompanying the image.)
Manuscript annotated on recto, with "64" in pencil above Pillsbury's salutation to Garrison.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4715244
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.11, p.64
Barcode:
39999066758549