- Elijah Lovejoy Papers Series 1 Letters
- Illinois State Historical Library
Letter from Elijah Lovejoy to ___________, August 4, 1837
Letter 11 of 11
Elijah Lovejoy Letters
ELIJAH P. LOVEJOY TO ______________ [#1860]
[Illinois State Historical Library, form Adjutant General's Collection]
Alton. Aug. 4. 1837.
Though personally a stranger, I yet feel that I can communicate with you in spirit. I have been informed from various
sources, that you are the friend of the downtrodden slave, and are not ashamed to avow yourself such.
You have doubtless ere this heard of the proposition to call a Convention for the purpose of forming a State Anti
S[lavery]. Soc. Now Sir - what I wo[ul]d request of you is that you would exert yourself to obtain as ma[n]y names as you
can to forwa[r]d to be appended to the call, when it is published. Especially is it desirous that you should forward as
ma[n]y as you can from your own denomination. We don't want the movement to be confin[e]d to a[n]y denomination.
Please let me hear from you as soon as convenie[n]t.
Your brother in the gospel
Elijah P. Lovejoy
Ed[itor]. Alt[on]. Obs[erver].
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