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This letter, written by Hannah Russell from Salem, Massachusetts, on two different dates, was addressed to Mary Brown, the name of both her sister and niece. Russell primarily discusses local efforts in Massachusetts to make clothing for soldiers and those who had escaped from slavery. She told Mary that the antislavery society would send garments to Lawrence on the condition that they would only be given to fugitive slaves. Russell also expressed her fear of a military attack on the United States by Great Britain. A searchable, full-text version of this letter is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

Creator: Russell, Hannah Ripley
Date: December 15, 1861

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Item Number: 220230
Call Number: John Stillman Brown Coll. #300, Box 1, Correspondence 1861
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 220230

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