Douglas MacArthur collection  1885-1983 (bulk 1917-1919)
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  1841 February 16 . George W. Benson ALS to Charles Perry; Brooklyn, [New York]. (3 pages)
Regarding the General Assembly session of Rhode Island, which Perry attended with an anti-slavery petition. "We are much engaged at this time in getting up a [antislavery] convention for the eastern section of this State to be held in Willimantic [Connecticut]." The friends in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, raised fifty dollars for the American [Anti-Slavery] Society, and funds from friends in England helped save the "National Anti-Slavery Standard" from folding.