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Declines attending a convention with regard to slavery. Feels attributes are the same between himself and writer, but no good will come out of it. Declines to sign an accompanying paper (probably a petition).

ISBN

KMcI550329

Date

3-29-1855

Keywords

letter, McIlvaine, Chase

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Clifton March 29/55.

Dear [?]

Your note + accompanying paper were duly recd. I shall be at [Maretta] + therefore unable to attend the Convention proposed on the first Wed. of May. But, while I suppose that is the abstract question of slavery + it circumstances, there is little difference of opinion between myself + many that will eye the paper, + with a [?] zeal in it object, I do not think that good, such as is sought, is likely to result from such a Convention + therefore must respectfully decline [?] the call.

Very truly

Your friend

C. P. McIlvaine

Letter to S. P. Chase

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