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Resource Date: 1841

Number: 10

Record Office: St John's College Library, Cambridge

Record Office Location Number: Folder 6 Doc 174


Letter from Catherine Clarkson, Playford Hall to Wm Wilson in Lower Canada, Nth America, 14 Feb 1841.

Notes: The letter shows the role that Catherine Clarkson played in her husband's campaigns and work, her knowledge of Haiti and the main players in the abolition movement.

Letter from Catherine Clarkson (to William Wilson, Canada)

My dear Sir! I read your letter with a mixture of pleasure & pain. I was pleased to find that you had not forgotten me & that you did me the justice to believe that I should be glad to render you any service in my power. But I was very sorry to learn that you had experienced so much disappointment & had been tried with sickness & sorrow. I lost no time in doing what I could to forward your views & I backed my application by stating that Mr Clarkson would be highly gratified if an appointment could be obtained for you. I received a most kind & prompt answer from a member of the Government to whom I wrote whom I am persuaded sent as strong a recommendation to L. Sydenham as he could with propriety do - At the same time he begged of me not to encourage much hope for...
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