Southey, Robert (1774-1843) to Thomas Pringle
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.229 Author/Creator: Southey, Robert (1774-1843) Place Written: Keswick, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 July 1833 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 22.7 x 18.4 cm.
Discusses his health and the conditions of South American natives forced into slavery. Complains about his past treatment by the Quarterly Review and their offers of meager compensation.
Pringle was a Scottish abolitionist and poet. Southey, an English author, enjoyed great popularity and renown in his day and was made poet laureate in 1813.
"Dutch, English, French, Spaniard or Portugese; it matters not what the race may be - whenever the desire of gain becomes the main principle of action, nations are degraded and individuals brutalized."
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