[Letter To] My Dear Friend

[Letter To] My Dear Friend

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C.C. Burleigh writes to Samuel May comparing May's last letter to "[Henry] Clay in his Compromise Bill, you have put so many things together, to be decided in the lump, that I am in perplexity what to say." He states he will let May decide whether to send him to Blackstone or Lexington, warning that he may have to be at home for part of the week. Burleigh asks May to let him know of his decision while he is in New York and discusses how the decision will impact his choice of travel to return to Plainfield, by taking either the "propeller" or "line" boat. He also proposes some places for Sunday antislavery meetings along the Norwich railroad in Connecticut, including Danielsonville, Wilkinsonville or Quinebaug, Central Village, Brooklyn, and Willimantic. Burleigh names some people residing in each town and suggests that May write to them for more information. He then discusses the prospects for a meeting in New London, Connecticut, telling May that he should coordinate the meeting there with Savillion Haley, "a hearty abolitionist & a good deal of a radical on all points on which the county is agitated in these days, I believe." In the postscript, Burleigh details how he may spend the next week, depending on May's instructions.
Branch Call Number: MS A.1.2 v.19, p.36
Characteristics: 1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: May, Samuel 1810-1899,- Recipient

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