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A letter to the Hon. Samuel A. Eliot, representative in Congress from the city of Boston, in reply to his apology for voting for the fugitive slave bill.

Dexter, Franklin.

Published by Wm. Crosby & H.P. Nichols, Boston, 1851
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Given the hotbed of abolitionism that Boston was, during the three decades leading up to the Civil War, one must wonder what Eliot was thinking when he voted in favor of the Fugitive Slave Act! Well, not wanting to leave his constituency in the dark, he wrote a defense of his action and published it in a letter to the Advertiser on 29 October 1850. His apology did not sit well with Dexter (here signing himself "Hancock"), who wrote this scathing rebuttal. First edition. 8vo. 57 pp. Sabin 19890; Dumond 63. Sewn, in original printed wrappers, slightly chipped. Five-digit number stamped on front wrapper, and a neat paper label at upper left corner. A very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3123

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Title: A letter to the Hon. Samuel A. Eliot, ...

Publisher: Wm. Crosby & H.P. Nichols, Boston

Publication Date: 1851

Edition: 1st Edition

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