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MACAULAY, Zachary (1768-1838). Slavery abolitionist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My Dear Marianne', 1 page 8vo, Clapham, 3 August 1816. Asking her to throw light on a mystery, and sending 'kind regards to your circle'.
'Can you throw any light on the inclosed correspondence? I cannot make out from it what was the amount of annual subscription nor up to what time it had been paid. You perhaps have your mother's banking book or book of accounts to refer to ... The letters may be sent back along with the information ...'
Macaulay's correspondent is almost certainly Marianne Thornton, his neighbour in Clapham. The Macaulays and Thorntons were close friends, and Zachary spent many hours with Marianne's father and others plotting how to end slavery, at the Thornton's magnificent house, Battersea Rise.
[No: 21512]


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