West New Brighton, N.Y.
June 30, 1928
My Dear Darwin J. Meserole:
My hearty and highest thanks for your comrade greetings on my seventy-sixth birthday. I shall long remember your words, “live many years to disturb the existing order of...
Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a United States senator from Massachusetts and a campaigner against slavery. This is a draft, ca. 1855, of a version of the speech delivered in New York on May 9, 1855, and published that year under the title "The...
Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated January 31, 1859, discussing the rights of slaves and outlining a strategy for aggressive liberation from the South.