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Coffin, Levi (1798-1877) to Jesse Stubbs re: helping fugitive slaves escape (the Langford family)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06733.04 Author/Creator: Coffin, Levi (1798-1877) Place Written: Cincinatti Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1858/02/21 Pagination: 1 p. 25 x 19.5 cm

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaverySlave SaleEmancipationManumissionWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyMarriageFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveAbolitionUnderground Railroad

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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