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Letter from Samuel May, Boston, to John Bishop Estlin, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 1848

Letter from Samuel May, Boston, to John Bishop Estlin, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 1848

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May tells Estlin of his respect for his "friendship and counsel" and mentions that the actions of American abolitionists must seem peculiar to the English. May claims that Reverend George Harris of the Newcastle Unitarians was unintentionally aiding the slaveholders. He says that the Massachusetts cotton spinners are not interested in abolition and explains what he meant when he indicated that the "election by the people will be prevented." May says that the number of non-voting abolitionists is very small. He reports that Wendell Phillips is convalescing. May discusses the troubles of Frederick Douglass at length and reports that the "Virginia Slave Case" reported in the "Chronotype" is not strictly true.
Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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1848
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