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Clarkson, Thomas (1760-1846) to Thomas Pringle

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.146 Author/Creator: Clarkson, Thomas (1760-1846) Place Written: Playford, Suffolk, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 April 1830 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses procedures for a public meeting on protecting the slaves in the crown colonies, namely Jamaica. Advises shrewd planning and maintaining a schedule.

People: Pringle, Thomas, 1789-1834.
Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Caribbean, African American History, Slavery, Abolition, Reform Movement, African American History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson