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Letter to] My dear Friend [manuscript

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Holograph, signedIn this letter, Richard Davis Webb tells of his travels in Switzerland. He discusses the copyright of Maria Weston Chapman's book. He will consult with Charles Gilpin(?) about what can be done. Henry "Box" Brown has arrived in England with a "Panorama of Slavery." William Wells Brown will not like this competion with his "Panorama." Richard D. Webb received a long letter from John Bishop Estlin "at Clevedon 12 miles from Bristol." "I don't think much of Chapman [the publisher]. I had some such dealings with him..." Webb considers himself a free thinker. He condemns the Fugitive Slave Law. He notes the absence of young and middle age men at the Faneuil Hall meeting on the Fugitive Slave Law. The Juliot family has suffered much from ill health in Ohio. They think that the "standard of liberty among their neighbors is not equal to that of England."
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