Lot 328: Educated ex-slave writes as Liberia missionary, 1844

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Lot 328: Author: N/A; Title: Rare letter from freed Louisiana slave as missionary in Liberia; Place Published: Liberia; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1844; Description: W.[ashington] W.McDonough. Autograph Letter Signed. King Wills [Liberia], Dec. 11, 1844. 1pg.+stampless address leaf. To Hon. Walter Lowrie, Mission House, New York: "...hoping that these will find you in as good health as I am in at present. Pleas to give my love to Mr. Wells and all inquiring friends. I have writen to him once since I left N.Y. but I have never received a single line from him. Pleas to send my watch by the first opportunnity. I have returned to King Wills with Mr. and Mrs. Priest, we are well but have not commence Keeping school on a large plan for our provisions will not allow us. As Abraham has left the Mission I suppose you would have no objections of my taking such of his books as will be of Service to me, Webster Dictionary which is one of the books that I wanted and several others. I wish you or Mr. Wells would be so kind as to present me a flute preceptor as I have got in the way of studing music I would like to keep on..." Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $800-1200
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