Letter from George W. Putnam, Toronto, [Ontario], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1851 April 13th
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Putnam, George W
DescriptionHolograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed on blue paper with a small checkmark written in pencil in the head-spine corner. There are 3 brown spots beneath the salutation.George W. Putnam was George Thompson's personal secretary during his second tour of the United States as mentioned in William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879 by Wendell Phillips Garrison and Francis Jackson Garrison, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: Boston, 1889.Geoge W. Putnam, personal secretary to George Thompson, writes to William Lloyd Garrison about the Antislavery meetings held in Toronto, Ontario, in which a number of notable abolitionists spoke, including George Thompson and Samuel Joseph May. Putnam mentions the topic of fugitive slaves in Canada and describes the people of Toronto and their reception of the Antislavery message.
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