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    Civil War - Abolitionists and Slavery Related Lot Interesting grouping of eight items, being seven ALSs and a carte de visite of John Brown: Great content ALS by Edward Owen Parry, 11 pages, Pottsville, Jan. 4, 1863, being a detailed account of the service of Nicholas Biddle, who was presumed to be a runaway slave. The letter relates how Nick came "to have his photograph taken and published as the man who lost the first blood in this rebellion" and describes Nick's experience in the riots of Baltimore. Also good content about a story overheard regarding the Battle of Gettysburg. An eight page ALS by J M McKim on Freedmen's Relief Association letterhead dated June 15, [1864], regarding setting up schools and distribution of books and supplies. An ALS by George F. Edmunds, 3 pages, Burlington, Nov. 25, 1861 regarding the "constitutionality of the Act of 1850". War-dated four page letter by an H. Giles regarding the effects of the war on civilians. One page ALS addressed to Charles Sumner by E. Littell, Boston, April 25, 1862, commenting on the plan for "forcible colonization of our black brethren". With an 1880 letter regarding a portrait of General Reynolds and a seven page ALS by Richard Parker to his father with excellent political content. Overall condition of items, including the CDV, is very good.

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