Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

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Ambrose Crane of St. Marks, Florida, wrote this letter in November 1835 to "Deacon Dowle" (Ebeneezer Dole of Hallowell) accusing him of stealing his wife's slave girl.

Crane threatened Dole and asked him to return his wife's property or suffer degradation and financial ruin.

Dole was a founding member of the Maine Anti-Slavery Society and a supporter of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.

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About This Item

  • Title: Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835
  • Creator: Crane, Ambrose
  • Creation Date: 1835-11-18
  • Subject Date: 1835
  • Town: Augusta, Hallowell, St. Marks
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: FL, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1244, Misc. Box 59/9
  • Collection: Maine Anti-slavery Society correspondence
  • Object Type: Text

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