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The Bright Papers – Lewis Tappan to Bright

The Bright Papers – Lewis Tappan to Bright

Medium: Ink on paper

Shelfmark: add_ms_43391_f143r

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Letter

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Writing in March 1863, prominent American abolitionist Lewis Tappan praises Bright’s dedicated support of the Union cause, stating that his ‘speeches in defense of [Lincoln’s] Government and the cause of American freedom’ are unparalleled by any other British politician.

By supporting the anti-slavery campaign, Bright appears in Tappan’s mind to ‘understand the real merit of the deadly conflict’ and what the Union hopes to achieve through victory. He states that Bright is ‘an enlightened and intrepid defender of human rights the world over’.

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