Letter from Samuel J. May to Elizabeth Mountfort, May 10, 1850

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The Rev. Samuel J. May, who was active in anti-slavery, temperance, penal reform, and other issues, wrote to Elizabeth Mountfort, corresponding secretary of the Portland Anti-Slavery Society, to decline the group's invitation to speak. His letter also discusses the current state of sentiment about slavery and the importance of anti-slavery work.

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  • Title: Letter from Samuel J. May to Elizabeth Mountfort, May 10, 1850
  • Creator: May, Samuel J.
  • Creation Date: 1850-05-10
  • Subject Date: 1850-05-10
  • Town: Portland, Syracuse
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, NY
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 14, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Portland Anti-Slavery Society records
  • Object Type: Text

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