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Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884) to Charles T. Beach re: printed circular letter on anti-slavery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06862 Author/Creator: Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 1854/10/23 Pagination: 1 p. + env 24.9 x 20.1 cm

Summary of Content: "The present is the most auspicious period for the diffusion of antislavery statements." Counter signed by Francis Jackson.

Background Information:

People: Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American Anti-Slavery Society MemberSlaveryAfrican American HistoryReform MovementAbolition

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