TLS, 1896 [?] September 21 : Albany, New York, to Magnus Robinson.


Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920. TLS, 1896 [?] September 21 : Albany, New York, to Magnus Robinson.

TLS, 1896 [?] September 21 : Albany, New York, to Magnus Robinson.

Written by the former Vice-President of the United States (now Governor of New York), Morton writes: " ... The signing of ... [the Emancipation Proclamation] decree by President Lincoln was, in fact, the Magna Charta of the African race not in America alone, but practically throughout the world." Later in the letter he says: "Let me express the hope that the progress of liberation and the enlightenment of your widely persecuted race may go hand in hand, and that the advancement of mankind shall reach that elevated stage, where oppression will forever cease and justice reign supreme throughout the World ..."

1 1/2 p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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