FAMILIAR LETTERS TO HENRY CLAY OF KENTUCKY, DESCRIBING A WINTER IN THE WEST INDIES.

Gurney, Joseph John.

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New-York: Mahlon Day & Co., 1840. 203 pages. Octavo (9 x 5 1/4 inches); embossed publishers brown cloth; light foxing. name clipped from flyleaf. With a contemporary handstamp for Abby Jane Sutton. (Item ID: 2048)


First American edition. Joseph John Gurney (1788 - 1847) was a prominent English Quaker who was active in the antislavery and temperance movements. He spent three years in the United States and here describes his visit to Jamaica, Antigua, Dominica, St. Thomas and Cuba.



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