Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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.
About This Item
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Antislavery movements--Maine--Portland
- Lectures and lecturing
- May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871--Correspondence
- Mountfort, Elizabeth 1810-1876--Correspondence
- Portland Anti-Slavery Society--Records and correspondence
- Speeches, addresses, etc.
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