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Letter from Prudence Crandall, Elk Falls, [Kan.], to William Lloyd Garrison, March 20th 1879

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Manuscript annotated on recto, with "From Mrs. Prudence Crandall Philleo" in black ink along header of page, and "54" in pencil above letterhead date/address.Manuscript addressed from "Elk Falls, Elk Co. Kansas".Prudence Crandall Philleo writes William Lloyd Garrison expressing her gratitude that he still lives, and for the "American Traveller". Philleo states that she read Garrison's criticsm on Blain "with so much interest". Philleo states her curiosity to learn if George W. Benson is in fact her "old friend" George Benson. Philleo informs Garrison that it is two years since she purchased her 160-acre farm outside Elk Falls, Kansas, for the sum of $1400. Philleo writes that she had only recently learned of the passing of Sarah Harris Fayerweather, her "first colored pupil".
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