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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters
|Aaron D. Stevens to his sister on his dedication to the cause of freedom
|8 April 1858
|Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)
|Reminisces about childhood. Gives news of travels "all over New Mexico Kansas Nebraska Iowa and some in Illinois & Indiana." Outlines his commitment to the cause of "Human Freedom," saying "[I] expect to be in it untill slavery is done away in the United States, at least and I hope it will not be long now, untill every slave shall be free if it cost half of there masters." Lastly, mentions that he is also a "woman rights man."
|John Brown Slavery African American History Abolition Immigration and Migration Women's History Reform Movement
|Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860) Brown, John (1800-1859)
|Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Children & Family; Women in American History
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859