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A Friendly Mission

John Candler's Letters from America, 1853-1854 (Classic Reprint)



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A Friendly Mission by John Candler
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Excerpt from A Friendly Mission: John Candler's Letters From America, 1853-1854 In 1945 the Indiana Historical Society Library bought a manuscript notebook containing copies of letters written by the English Quaker John Candler to his wife while on an anti slavery mission to America in 1853 and 1854. The letters were so readable and of such varied interest that the Publica tions Committee decided to issue them as one of the Society's Publications series. The letters are important not only because they show so well the unstinted effort which the Friends put forth in behalf of abolition, but also because of their comments on society, manners, politics, and other phases of life in the United States in the fifties. Candler and his three colleagues visited twenty six of the thirty-one states then in existence, interviewed twenty-three of their governors, and had conferences with the President. Their itinerary included a journey across Indiana and a call on Governor Wright. The party traveled by steam boat, canalboat, stagecoach, railroad, and private carriage, and sometimes had to resort to walking to carry out their task. In fact, the picture of travel in the United States in the early 1850's is no small part of the historical value of these letters. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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May 23rd, 2017
12 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
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