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PROPOSING A CHAIRMAN FOR THE SCOTTISH SLAVERY ABOLITION SOCIETY

FERGUSON, Sir Adam

Fine Autograph Letter written to the Philanthropist John Campbell suggesting that the Scottish Slavery Abolition Society should approach the ñMan of Feelingî (i.e. Henry Mackenzie) to chair future meetings of the Society.

Published
(Edinburgh?) 17 Hill Street. Saturday.

Description
8vo., 3 pages plus address page, holograph, approx 200 words, folded with remains of wax seal.

£350.00

SKU: 16240

Product Description

Sir Adam Ferguson, (1771-1855), Soldier and son of the Philosopher, writes to John Campbell (1766-1840) Philanthropist and Traveller and a supporter of the Campaign to abolish Slavery suggesting that ñan avowed Philanthropist in character known & respected The Man of Fee ling might fill the chair or move the Resolutions with advantage.î. The ñMan of Feelingî was of course the lawyer and novelist ñHenry Mackenzieî (1745-1831) who was familiarly known by this name which was the title of his first novel. ñBeing a ministerial man, he would remove all objections on the score of worldly Politics, and of Sir Henry Moncrieff from the opposite zone of the Political Sphere would join in one way or the otherî.