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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.04 Author/Creator: Buffum, James N. (1807-1887) Place Written: Lynn, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 February 1849 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22 x 18 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.04 Author/Creator: Buffum, James N. (1807-1887) Place Written: Lynn, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 February 1849 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Harmon that Mr. and Mrs. Craft (escaped slaves William and Ellen Craft) will be attending his meeting in Haverhill, and sends him "a part of a bill which discribes these two interesting Slaves" (not included here). Mentions that he tried to get H. C. Wright and Lucy Stone to attend the meeting but was unable to secure their attendance. Assures Harmon that there will be a good turn out of people from other towns. Writes that he is encouraged by the growing indignation at the "insolence of slave power."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementWomen's HistoryFugitive Slave ActRunaway Slave

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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