: Letter from abolitionist Benjamin Lundy from Illinois to a 'Friend.' Letter describes in detail the landscape and social scene of Illinois, including extensive notes on the prairie and religious life in Putnam County. Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) was a prominent Quaker abolitionist best known for his development of abolitionist periodicals. His Genius of Universal Emancipation was first published in 1821 from his home in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and enjoyed a wide circulation across the antebellum United States. In the 1820s, the young William Lloyd Garrison came to work for The Genius. Benjamin Lundy traveled widely seeking subscriptions to The Genius, giving talks about the anti-slavery movement, and observing and documenting the conditions of enslaved people across the Americas. He was also involved in the establishment of freed slave colonies in Mexico. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Religious denominations; Travel; Abolition; Abolitionists; Land settlement; Benjamin Lundy, 1789-1839 Places
: Putnam County (Illinois)