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Buffum, James N. (1807-1887) to David P. Harmon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.02 Author/Creator: Buffum, James N. (1807-1887) Place Written: Lynn, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 April 1844 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.02 Author/Creator: Buffum, James N. (1807-1887) Place Written: Lynn, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 April 1844 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19.5 x 25.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter asking Harmon to attend the upcoming American Anti-slavery Society convention in Lynn, Massachusetts.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform Movement

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