Benjamin Lundy letter, March 31, 1835 (Part II)   Save
Benjamin Lundy letter, March 31, 1835 (Part II)
Description: Continuation of letter from an unknown friend to Benjamin Lundy, describing best practices for the establishment of a freed slave colony near Matamoros, Mexico. This second part of the letter is not contiguous with the first. It largely contains detailed advice about the agricultural items and technologies that project planners and settlers should bring with them to best furnish the project. Much of the letter includes descriptions of what kind of products, tools, technologies and materials are or are not available in the region. Letter includes a lengthy discussion of water pump technologies. 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.
Image ID: Page1
Subjects: Abolitionists; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century; Freed slave colonies; Texas Revolution; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839; U.S. colonization; Land settlement; History of technology; Irrigation
Places: Matamoros (Mexico)