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1865 Miscellaneous 1


Jan 1 1865 mr gibbs Preached his farewell sermon to day his text was from 2v of acts 32 verse and now brethren i commend you to god

A grand reception was given on the 11th of Jan for mr pierson the antislavery sufferer vincent went to harrisburg on the 7th of Feb to attend the convention Feeb 20th Feb

John Simson has at last enlisted mary is quite distressed mary S maried […] the 9th 1865 an eventful reading mr gibbs married them

Annotation 1

Vincent likely travelled to Harrisburg to attend a convention for the Equal Rights League of Pennsylvania, held on Wednesday, February 8th, beginning at 10 o’clock. A notice published in The Christian Recorder on December 17, 1864 implored readers to “Come from your mountain homes—come from your valleys, and organized for united action. The franchise, the interest of the colored soldier, the means and manner of education in our State, demand our earnest and undivided attention.” The article named as organizers of the convention Jonathan Gibbs, Emilie’s pastor, Jacob C. White, Jr., the director of her church’s Sabbath school, and Alvin Green, mentioned by Emilie on September 24, 1864. “Call,” The Christian Recorder, December 17, 1864.


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