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Letter from Amasa McCoy, Albany, N.Y., to William Lloyd Garrison, 21 Sep[tember] 1859

Letter from Amasa McCoy, Albany, N.Y., to William Lloyd Garrison, 21 Sep[tember] 1859

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Amasa McCoy writes William Lloyd Garrison concerning the American temperance movement, one which he asserts is a "department of public and social purity". McCoy bemoans the lack of temperance publications, citing in particular their absence in public and private libraries. Citing a need for the temperance movement to construct its own history, McCoy proposes the formation of a collection of artifacts document the temperance movement, and expresses his wish to compose a history of the movement. McCoy states his desire to repeat a lecture previously delivered to "Longfellow's Association".
Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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1859
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