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Wilberforce, William (1759-1833) to Reverend Mr. Jones

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: JB00011 Author/Creator: Wilberforce, William (1759-1833) Place Written: Type: Autograph letter signed Date: Pagination: Order a Copy

A letter from William Wilberforce to Reverend Mr. Jones. Wilberforce asks Jones to leave the publications he brought with his friend Mr. Pringle as he is travelling about a lot and has too much baggage already. He also mentions that Jones had asked about joining the Church Missionary Society and wished to go to Haiti. Wilberforce is very excited about the prospect of Jones going to Haiti and helping that "most interesting community" and promises to recommend Jones to a few friends of his in the society.

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