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Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02095.02 Author/Creator: Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 May 1849 Pagination: 2 p. ; 17.7 x 11.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Regrets having to decline attending a meeting: "Consider me always as deeply interested in the cause, but as reluctantly compelled to forego participation in your meeting."

Background Information: By 1849, Sumner was active in various political causes, including prison and education reform, Free Soil, and abolition.

People: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform Movement

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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