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Letter from Samuel May, Boston, to John Bishop Estlin, Sept. 5, 1848

Letter from Samuel May, Boston, to John Bishop Estlin, Sept. 5, 1848

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May acknowledges receipt of the French translation of "A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass." He says that Wendell Phillips has been very ill of a form of dysentery. May reports that the anti-slavery agents at Harwich were mobbed by church members "who could not bear the exposures and rebukes." He discusses the Free Soil Party and the nomination of Martin Van Buren for the 1848 Presidential election. He comments on the current troubles in Ireland. May recommends the September issue of the "Massachusetts Quarterly Review," which contained a sketch of William Ellery Channing by Theodore Parker. He asks about French political leaders Alphonse de Lamartine and Louis-Eugène Cavaignac and adds that Maria Weston Chapman has gone to Paris. May states that William Lloyd Garrison is taking his hydrotherapy at Northampton.
Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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1848
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