John Pendleton Kennedy letter to the National Intelligencer newspaper
- 1850 March 5
- Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870 (Person)
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0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)
Biographical / Historical
Lewis Tappan (1788–1873) was a New York abolitionist who worked to achieve the freedom of the illegally enslaved Africans of the Amistad.
The National Intelligencer newspaper published in Washington, D.C. from about 1800 until 1870. The newspaper was published daily from 1813 to 1867 as the Daily National Intelligencer and was the dominant newspaper of the capital.
Scope and Contents
J.P. Kennedy Replies Publicly to the Philanthropist Abolitionist Lewis Tappan (SLAVERY). KENNEDY, JOHN PENDLETON. Nine (9) pp. Draft ALS, "To the Editors of the National Intelligencer" signed "Maryland." March 5, 1850. 6.5" x 8," folds, trace of adhesive at left margins, browned, light foxing, small edge tear. Legible hand.
A letter which elucidates the dialogue of an apologist John Pendleton Kennedy for slavery on the one hand and famed anti-slavery activist, Lewis Tappan, on the other... Kennedy had asserted that northern abolitionists had "set themselves to work to stimulate rebellion amongst the slaves in the southern states and even took measures to teach them by emissaries ... how to establish and conduct a warfare whose chief implements were proposed to be the torch and the knife."
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