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Letters to a Wife – John Newton

Newton, John
Whitehall, printed for W.W.Woodward [Philadelphia], 1814

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John Newton was actively involved in the African slave trade in the mid-18th century, later converting to christianity and becoming a prominent supporter of the British abolition of slavery movement, and trusted advisor to William Wilberforce. These letters were written between 1750 and 1785, with over half of them covering John Newton’s three voyages on slave ships

12mo. pp300.

repair to title-page, with old New York Society Library stamp. uniform browning throughout. in a modern binding of cloth spine over marbled paper boards