William S. Wright letter
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This collection consists of one letter from William S. Wright to his brother, Emerson R. Wright. William discusses his doubts about continuing his college education and his desire to carry out his duties. He responds to several topics in Emerson's previous letter, including finding Emerson a wife. In response to Emerson's claim that slavery is necessary to the southern economy, Wright gives an extended argument about the vile practice of slavery and its damage to the human spirit.
- 1840 February 24
- Wright, William S. (Person)
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Materials are in English.
William S. Wright was a young man attending college in Pittsford, Vermont. His brother, Emerson R. Wright, lived in Greenville, Alabama, for a time before returning to Middlebury, Vermont. Emerson was appointed postmaster for the city or state by President Franklin Pierce in 1853. The Wright's parents had a farm in St. Albans, Vermont.
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A letter from William S. Wright of Pittsford, Vermont, to Emerson R. Wright in Greenville, Alabama. The letter discusses education, family matters, and the evils of slavery.
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