Letter from Harriet Martineau, Sydenham, [England], to Mary Anne Estlin, August 21
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DescriptionHolograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Harriet Martineau writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to hearing Mr. Pillsbury's talk on "Mary and her father." She writes about the Anthony Burns kidnapping case and remarks that "Mr. P did not sleep a wink-neither did I." She writes that slavery is "deteriorating the national character visibly & rapidly; & unless we can give their pride & their understandings a shock of enlightenment now about the sympathetic alliance between the South & the despots of Europe I fear that irreparable mischief will be done, & the deterioration become past retrieval." She inquires into her and her father's health.
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