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Hume, Joseph (1777-1855) to Thomas Pringle and John Fairbairn

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.174 Author/Creator: Hume, Joseph (1777-1855) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 July 1824 Pagination: 3 p. ; 21.7 x 13.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Forwards essays on government, jurisprudence and liberty of the press for circulation in "The South African Journal." Hume was a political reformer who campaigned for universal suffrage and religious freedom.

Background Information: Pringle, an abolitionist, and Fairbairn, an educator, were both Scots and started "The South African Journal," concurrently sharing the editorship of "The South African Commercial Advertiser."

People: Hume, Joseph, 1777-1855
Pringle, Thomas, 1789-1834
Fairbairn, John, 1794-1864

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyJudiciaryReform MovementGovernment and CivicsJournalismCivil Rights

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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