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1838 Apr. 10

Pierce, A.

Letter from A. Pierce to Thomas Howland

Pleasantville (N.Y.) - Visit to Richard and A. Mott. Very acceptable visit by John Wilbur. Abolitionism: believes a failure to oppose slavery conflicts with basic Christian principles; Sarah Grimke's letters in the Liberator will likely make her unpopular with "the gentlemen who claim preeminence on their side." Does not agree that using meetinghouses to lecture on antislavery make them akin ... more

Howland Family Papers