Lot 190: American abolitionist, eloquent orator, and social reformer (1811–1884). ALS, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 8, December 15, 1874. Letter to H. G. Lewis, in part: "I am sorry I cannot be with you at your celebration…But let me add the true way for the colored people of the Union to keep that anniversary is to resolve & pledge themselves, each to the other, that they will never vote for any one who does not heartily & with all his might advocate & support a Civil Rights Bill on the model of the immortal Charles Sumner." In very good condition, with scattered soiling (affecting first name of signature), toned tape to partially separated spine, and a mounting strip along inside edge of first page.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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