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Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884) to Robert Adams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07356.02 Author/Creator: Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1850 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 24.5 x 18.9 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07356.02 Author/Creator: Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1850 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 24.5 x 18.9 cm.

Informs Adams, possibly an underground railroad train conductor in Fall River, Massachusetts, that British abolitionist George Thompson will be coming next Friday, the 13th. Tells Adams to meet him and states, "..He is a stranger and will need a conductor." Says they have no tickets and will need to get them printed. Undated. Integral address leaf.

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