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Cortlandt Van Rensselaer letter fragment, [ca. 1835-1836].

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt, 1808-1860.
Collection number: 3296-z
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Abstract: Pages 2-4 of a letter to Reverend Van Rensselaer, New York Presbyterian minister then giving religious instruction to slaves in Virginia, from Samuel S. Davis in Camden, S.C., describing opposition to such work at Savannah, Ga., and other matters.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Pages 2-4 of a letter to the Reverend Van Rensselaer of Prince Edward and Halifax Counties, Virginia, who gave religious instruction to slaves on Virginia plantations for about one year until opposition to his activities forced him to move North. Written by Samuel S. Davis of Camden, South Carolina, the letter discusses the antislavery movement in which both men were involved.

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