Lot 327: 1835 letter, Anti-slavery & Boston racism

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Lot 327: Author: N/A; Title: 1835 Bostonian's racist letter on Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison socializing with "coloured ladies"; Place Published: Boston; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1835; Description: Daniel Kimball. Autograph Letter Signed. Boston, June 23, 1835. 3pp. + address leaf. To his "love...my dear Charlotte", Charlotte C. Tenney, West Bradford, Massachusetts."Excuse me my dear for introducing...the Slave question...however...it is only a brief history of some of the anti-S. advocates. I am informed by undoubted authority that Wm Lloyd Garrison was last week noticed by some of the respectable inhabitants of the city walking through the Mall (I am exceedingly sorry to say it, however) with two Coloured Ladies (grade No. 1!!!) in intimate conversation, or as the term was expressed, in high glee, just think of it for a moment, all this I presume was done to [?] his [news?] but that is needless he had already done it, and further, from the same authority - he always stops at a house of Colored people in Phila. and the same I can say the same of Mr. Thompson. Is it not ridiculous. Surely it should be published to the remotest bounds of earth, do you not think so my dear? But I will not trouble you more upon the subject." Complete description available. Please contact pba@pbagalleries.com for more information. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $900-1200
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