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Resource Date: 1833

Number: 15

Record Office: Suffolk Record Office

Record Office Location Number: HA93/15/70 (877/87/16)

Description:

Letter to Thomas Clarkson from inhabitants of Ipswich, c1833.

 Notes: Letter congratulating Thomas Clarkson on the ending of slavery in British colonies from well-wishers & friends; refers to the fact that Thomas Clarkson had to publicly vindicate his own character & their conviction that he succeeded. 

Letter to Thomas Clarkson (congratulating him on the passing of the 1833 act)

Transcript:
To Thomas Clarkson Esq. Playford Hall, Suffolk Sir, We, the undersigned, Inhabitants of Ipswich and its vicinity, beg to offer you our cordial congratulations on the auspicious termination of Slavery in the British Colonies. In looking back to a period when you so nobly stood forward as a public Advocate for the abolition of that nefarious traffic, called the Slave Trade, we feel that it is not in our power to estimate the difficulties with which you had to contend, or properly to appreciate the courage and indefatigable perseverance by which they were finally overcome. You, sir, and your zealous coadjutors, could not have anticipated, that a long and anxious struggle of thirty years was to be maintained, before Slavery would be extirpated from the British Colonies. To trace the various...
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