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Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds briefly to a letter the newspaper received from the Refugees Home. The letter indicates the humiliating treatment in the name of charity that C. C. Foote's is providing there. Fugitives arriving in Canada are looking for freedom and equality, not pity and handouts.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: anti-slavery; beggar; begging; editor; Kentucky; letter; Michigan; New York; refugees; Refugees Home; slave; Whipples Tappan

People: Foote, C. C.; Washington, Dennis; Whipple, Mr.

Organization: American Missionary Society

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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