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Collection Reference Number GLC07356.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1852 
Title Charles Sumner to Robert Adams regarding Independence Day events at Fall River, Massachusetts
Date 3 July 1852
Author Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  
Recipient Adams, Robert  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks Adams, possibly an underground railroad conductor, for the invitation to Independence Day events at Fall River, Massachusetts, but cannot make it. Sends his sentiments instead which he calls trite but necessary. "Defenders of the Constitution, let us not forget the principles of the Declaration; but for the equal support of both, in the spirit of our fathers, without compromise & with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, let us mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes & our sacred honor." Addressed to Robert Adams as Chairman.
Subjects Abolition  Underground Railroad  Reform Movement  Holidays and Celebrations  Fourth of July  Slavery  African American History  US Constitution  Declaration of Independence  Religion  
People Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  Adams, Robert (fl. 1852)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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