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Merrill, Joseph (1788-1856) to David P. Harmon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.10 Author/Creator: Merrill, Joseph (1788-1856) Place Written: Danversport, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 September 1854 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 27 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Written from Danvers Port, likely in Massachusetts. Asks that Harmon assist Sojourner Truth with accommodations for her lecture at Haverhill. Truth is to speak on the "abominations of Desolation of American slavery" and is described by Merrill as a messenger of God.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Danvers Port Sept 24th 1854
Brother Harmon the bearer of thees lines is one of the Mesengers of God, to the Scribes & Pharisees of this Nation her Name is Sojourner ...Truth. She comes to speak to the People of Haverhill on the abominations of Desolation of [sic] American Slavery
I need not ask you to assist her for I know full well you are always ready for every good word & work. She has had four meetings in this place and given verry great Satisfaction
Respectfully Yours
Joseph Merrill
David P Harmon Esq
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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementReligionWomen's History

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