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Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879) to Joseph Ricketson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02448.06 Author/Creator: Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 December 1847 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Accepts Ricketson's invitation to lecture before the New Bedford Lyceum, if his health permits. Exclaims, "Would that U could be an attendant at your anti-slavery meetings, to be held to-day and to-morrow in your place!" Notes that his friend, the bearer of this note, H. C. Wright (possibly Henry C. Wright) will be at the meetings.

Background Information: Wright was an abolitionist who edited Garrison's publications. Ricketson was an abolitionist from New Bedford, Massachusetts.

People: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Ricketson, Joseph, 1815-1876
Wright, Henry Clarke, 1797-1870

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Health and MedicalAbolitionSlaveryReform MovementAfrican American History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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