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Letter from Parker Pillsbury, Harwich, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Aug[ust] 27 [1848]

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Manuscript annotated on recto, with "See Act 2 A.S. Apostle, 1353" in pencil along top-left of page, "31" in pencil to the left of Pillsbury's salutation to Garrison, "From Parker Pillsbury" in black ink along center-top margin of page, "1848" in black ink to the right of letterhead date, and "Garrison MSS." stamped in blue ink beneath letterhead date.Parker Pillsbury writes William Lloyd Garrison stating that Harwich has "been the scene of one of the most violent mobs" that the Commonwealth has ever witnessed. Pillsbury states that himself, Stephen S. Foster, and William Wells Brown, a fugitive slave, were attacked in a riot "led on by members of the Orthodox & Baptist Churches" who disapproved of their address on the religious nature of the United States relative to slavery.
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