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Resource Date: 1807

Number: 5

Record Office: St John's College Library, Cambridge

Record Office Location Number: Folder 2 Doc 24


Letter from Thomas Clarkson, London to John Wadkin (Manchester) 24 February 1807

Letter from Thomas Clarkson (expressing joy at the passing for the 1807 Law )

Feb. 24. 1807 Dear Friend! I write to inform you that our efforts were blessed by Providence last night in the promotion of the great Cause of the Abolition of the Slave Trade. I want words to express the joy I feel on the occasion. In favour of the Motion there were 283. Against it 16. I shall attend a Committee to-day to deliberate upon some Place for securing our victory, when I shall leave London with a heart full of gratitude to the Parent of all mercies, that he has been pleased thus far to render a portion of my life useful to my oppressed fellow creatures. Your sincere friend Thos Clarkson
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