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1839 Dec.

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Lengthy discussion of the new paper, The Reformer, edited by Joseph S. Wall im Worcester.

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1837 Apr. 12

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Clinical description of his depression. Further comments on the essay on slavery and water baptism (Elisha Bates); Quaker controversy.

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1837 Apr. 2

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Re: committee appointed by the Meeting for Sufferings on slavery and suggestions for improving the language in their charge.

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1836 Nov. 27

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Remarks on slavery: he feels that the time may come soon when the Society will have to appear again before the public "as friends and advocates of the oppressed African race, and at the same time, declaring our belief of the utter inconsistency of Slavery with the benign precepts and spirit of the Christian religion." On how it should be done, he has not formed an opini... more

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