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Tappan, Lewis (1788-1873) to Mary Ann Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04239 Author/Creator: Tappan, Lewis (1788-1873) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 January 1851 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.4 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Inquiring if Jackson can try to interest her neighbors in the American Missionary Association and give them copies of the Association's publications. Writes, "Are there no other Christians in your place and neighborhood [whom] Mr R. and yourself can interest in the Association? Can you not effect this by getting them to read our publications?" Also thanks her for her donation, and sends a pamphlet (not present) on the Fugitive Slave Bill which passed in 1850. On illustrated stationery of the Association.

Background Information: Lewis Tappan was a prominent abolitionist and businessman. He was seriously involved in numerous anti-slavery and religious causes, among them the American Anti-Slavery Society and the American Missionary Association, both ...of which he helped found. From 1839-41, Tappan was also a member of the committee which undertook to secure the freedom of the Amistad captives. In 1855 he accepted office in a new organization known as the Abolition Society and in 1870 he published "The Life of Arthur Tappan."See More

People: Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873
Jackson, Mary Ann, fl. 1851

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American Anti-Slavery Society MemberChristianityReligionWomen's HistoryFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveSlaveryAfrican American HistoryReform Movement

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