Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1860 July 18
@ Boston Public Library
DescriptionHolograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his address at the Dedication of a new School House in Syracuse, the Annual Address to the American Peace Society, and a Discourse upon the Life and Trials of Theodore Parker, delivered from his pulpit the Sunday after the tidings of his death reached Boston. Each of these articles was requested for publication. He hopes to send her copies of his addresses. He wants her to read his address on the bestow of War to hear her comments. He believes War is just as evil as slavery. He writes about Theodore Parker. He also discusses his concern for Garrison and his cousin's health. He desires to go to Europe to cultivate friendships but he remarks, "I will probably never cross the Atlantic again." He does not want to believe that George Thompson did not intentionally invite him to the August 1st meeting. He hopes Thompson is true to the American Anti-Slavery Society.
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