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Dresser, Amos (1812-1904) to Hiram Wilson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00867 Author/Creator: Dresser, Amos (1812-1904) Place Written: Oberlin, Ohio Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 July 1839 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to Reverend Wilson about two slaves travelling to him in Canada on the underground railroad. Writes, "I rejoice in the privilege of handing over to you two more Daughters of affliction who can tell you their own tale of suffering. They are in pursuit of a home which I trust they will find in Queen Victoria's Dominions. The young girl is very quick... in almost any kind of business & with the right kind of training I hope may be brot to Christ & made useful in the world Perhaps you will want her in your family." Asks for the names of Underground Railroad contacts in Buffalo, New York, "to whom we can direct the wanderers as they may from time to time come along."

People: Dresser, Amos, 1812-1904
Wilson, Hiram, 1803-1864

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryReligionUnderground RailroadCanadaWomen's HistoryAbolitionReform MovementGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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