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Resource Date: 1842

Number: 9

Record Office: St John's College Library, Cambridge

Record Office Location Number: Folder 3 Doc 76

Description:

Letter to Clarkson from Walter Dendy, St James, Jamaica, 2 Aug 1842

Notes: The letter is a testimony of gratitude for Clarkson's efforts in the campaign to abolish slavery and shows the high regard in which he was held.

Letter to Clarkson from Walter Dendy, Jamaica (Testimony of gratitude)

Transcript:
Jamaica, August 2nd 1842 Respected and Honored Sir, At a meeting held at Salters Hill Baptist Chapel yesterday, I have been appointed to transmit to you the copy of a resolution which was proposed by the chairman of the meeting, J.L. Lewin Esq of Montego Bay, supported and responded to by the audience, with feelings seldom equalled on previous occasions. Allow me to assure you, that your successful efforts on behalf of the African race, when an advocacy to alleviate their sufferings, was unpopular and confined within a small circle, are cherished by their descendants in this Country, with affectionate warmth and delightful gratitude. Resolved "That in celebrating another anniversary of disfranchisement from British West India Slavery, our reflections are led back to the difficulties,...
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