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Resource Date: 1844

Number: 14

Record Office: St John's College Library, Cambridge

Record Office Location Number: Folder 4 Doc 86

Description:

Letter from Lewis Tappan, New York to TC, 29 Feb 1844.

Notes: A reply to Clarkson's inquiry regarding evidence on the advance of the Anti-slavery movement in America. It shows Clarkson's continuing involvement in the campaign and the high standing he has amongst black people there.

Letter from Lewis Tappan Feb 1844 (regarding progress of the anti-slavery movement in America)

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New York, February 29th 1844 Thomas Clarkson, Esq. My dear Friend, In my letter, dated yesterday, I gave you facts, under 12 heads, as an answer, in part, to your inquiry, with reference to the Anti-Slavery cause in this country. "What real symptoms have you of its advancement?" I proceed now to enumerate a few more. 13. Two new newspapers have been recently established by the people of colour. They are edited by coloured men. One is entitled the "Elevator". It is published at Philadelphia, and intelligent coloured men in that city contribute to its pages. The other is entitled the "Clarksonian". It is published at Hartford, Conn. & the editor is the Rev. J.W.C. Pennington, whom you know. 6.I might have mentioned under this head the fact that a young...
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