Clay, Henry (1777-1852) to Calvin Colton
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08952
Author/Creator: Clay, Henry (1777-1852)
Place Written: Ashland, Kentucky
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 2 September 1843
Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 26.5 x 20 cm.
Summary of Content: Suggestions for a pamphlet opposing Abolitionists. ”Shew that the agitation of the question in free states will first destroy all harmony and finally lead to disunion. That the consequences of disunion - perpetual War - the extinction of the African race - ultimate military despotism...The slaves being free would be dispersed throughout the union; they wd. enter into competition with the American, the Irish, the German, and the free Colored; reduce his wages; be confounded with him; & affect his moral & social standing...Show...That the object is to unite in marriage the laboring white man and the laboring black man” He goes on to discuss colonization in Africa, and opposition to it by the Abolitionists.
People: Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
Keywords/Subjects: African American History;, Slavery;, Abolition;, Politics;, Immigration and Migration;, Freemen;, Morality and Ethics;, Labor;, Colonization;, Africa;
Background: Calvin Colton was Clay’s biographer.Order Image