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Letter from Richard Plumer, Newburyport, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Feb[ruary] 14th 1860

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Title:
Letter from Richard Plumer, Newburyport, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Feb[ruary] 14th 1860
Description:
Richard Plumer informs William Lloyd Garrison that he received several visits at his store by a man who claimed that he had learned that Plumer had previously provided money to a black man to aid his flight to Canada, and informed Plumer that he was sent to Plumer's store by Garrison. Plumer informs Garrison that he noted the man taking the Boston-bound (rather than the Portland-bound) train at the depot, and states that the man in question was the "rascal that called on [Plumer] a year since". Plumer declares him to be an "imposter" who is "quick and can lie like a white man". Plumer declares their expectation of a lecture from Garrison shortly.
Author:
Plumer, Richard
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
February 14, 1860
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
Civil disobedience--United States--History--19th century
Underground Railroad--Massachusetts--19th century
Antislavery movements--Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States
Civil disobedience--United States
Underground Railroad
Antislavery movements--United States
Lectures and lecturing
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Plumer, Richard
Places:
Massachusetts
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 12.5 x 20.1 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Manuscript annotated on recto, with "20" in pencil above Plumer's salutation to Garrison.
Manuscript annotated on verso, with "Richard Plumer, Afterwards Postmaster of Newburyport." in pencil beneath Plumer's signature.
Language:
English
Identifier:
4716867
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.30, p.21
Barcode:
39999032923904