Summary of Content: Signed by Julia Piatt, 29 July 1862, Washington, D.C. Conway was an American author and preacher, and ardent abolitionist. He lectured in England during the Civil War in the interests of the North. The Golden Hour is a plea for the emancipation of slaves in the form of a novel. Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston. Printed by the University Press, Welch, Bigelow, and Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts.