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Theodore Dwight Weld, Walnut Hills, Ohio to Elizur Wright, 1834 January 24

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 75, Folder: 1, Item: 1
Identifier: id152253

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Elizur Wright Junior was the Corresponding Secretary of the American anti-Slavery Society, New York City, New York.

Received Elizur Wright's letter, the decision that the letter requested was a heavy responsibility; has decided he serves the cause better where he is; has fought against slavery and colonization; colonization has able advocates; Brother Mehan and Professor Morgan have renounced colonization and come over to the abolitionist position; they are on the border of a slave state but within a year there will be 100 theological students at the institution (Lane Seminary in Walnut Hills, Ohio)- a strong abolitionist center that will influence the entire valley "more than a hundred societies in New York"; Beecher Stowe is dead set against their cause; believes the seminary would fold if he left; leads a bible class for "colored adults"; nominates Lewis Tappan as General Agent for the Society. (JDW has secured Elizur Wright's position of Corresponding Secretary in December of 1833).


  • Creation: 1834 January 24


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