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Letter from Isabella Massie, Upper Clapton, [England], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1852 March 27

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Massie, Isabella


Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Isabella Massie writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to Estlin's address to the Ministers. She was "shocked and grieved to read a letter of his [Albert Barnes] in the Antislavery Standard proving that he and other Antislavery Ministers did more with the Church than by coming out of it." Massie is astonished that her letter to Kossuth was published in the paper and that her name was given as the writer of it. She should like a few shillings worth of the Moral Map, which she has sent as far as Calcutta. She has written to her father, John Bishop Estlin, asking advice from an optician on behalf of her sister. A second letter is written in 1852, [September?] 25th in Northfleet by an unknown author in which the writer asks for Isabella Massie's address in Clapton as it is "rather an extended Village or suburb." "E[dmund] S[turge]" won't have much to send because she has been ill but the little she has she would like to send. The author writes of Uncle Tom's Cabin and has "hope it may do much good in America with us we cannot fail to believe it will keep alive the feeling of the wickedness and cruelty of the abominable system."
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