Theodore Dwight Weld, Walnut Hills, Ohio to Elizur Wright, 1834 January 24

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Title

Theodore Dwight Weld, Walnut Hills, Ohio to Elizur Wright, 1834 January 24

Description

Elizur Wright Junior was the Corresponding Secretary of the American anti-Slavery Society, New York City, New York.

Received Elizur Wright's letter, the decision that the letter requested was a heavy responsibility; has decided he serves the cause better where he is; has fought against slavery and colonization; colonization has able advocates; Brother Mehan and Professor Morgan have renounced colonization and come over to the abolitionist position; they are on the border of a slave state but within a year there will be 100 theological students at the institution (Lane Seminary in Walnut Hills, Ohio)- a strong abolitionist center that will influence the entire valley "more than a hundred societies in New York"; Beecher Stowe is dead set against their cause; believes the seminary would fold if he left; leads a bible class for "colored adults"; nominates Lewis Tappan as General Agent for the Society. (JDW has secured Elizur Wright's position of Corresponding Secretary in December of 1833).

Creator

Weld, Theordore Dwight

Source

Small Collections Box 75 Folder 1 Item 1

Identifier

SC 01101

Contributor

Wright, Elizur

Language

eng

Type

Text

Date Created

1834-01-24

Is Part Of

Abolitionist Movement Collection

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Status

To transcribe

Percent Completed

100

Weight

100100

Citation

Weld, Theordore Dwight, “Theodore Dwight Weld, Walnut Hills, Ohio to Elizur Wright, 1834 January 24,” W&M Transcribe, accessed April 19, 2024, https://transcribe.libraries.wm.edu/items/show/5170.