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Stearns, George L. (1809-1867) to Samuel Johnson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00680.01 Author/Creator: Stearns, George L. (1809-1867) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 June 1855 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 20 x 24 cm.

Summary of Content: Stearns, an abolitionist, asks if Reverend Johnson would like him to join Johnson on a trip to Niagara.

People: Stearns, Geo. L. (George Luther)., 1809-1867
Johnson, Samuel, 1792-1869

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TravelAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform Movement

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