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Pillsbury, Parker (1809-1898) to David P. Harmon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.11 Author/Creator: Pillsbury, Parker (1809-1898) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 January 1853 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 26 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Harmon that he will be in Lexington next Sunday holding a meeting. Asks that Harmon do what he can to publicize the meeting and compliments him on his ability to get people to attend.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform Movement

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