Autograph letter, signed, in French, from General Vincent [Louis Charles Marie, Baron de, b. 1793?] to Thomas Clarkson, from Paris

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Recounts a meeting with Gregoire at which Clarkson was talked of and Vincent took to Gregoire ' an excellent account of Senegal and especially the slave trade which is still carried on there, though less actively…' He expects Gregoire to publish something in consequence, worthy of both of them. He asks news of Madame Christophe and her daughters, and proposes to facilitate with all possible conveniences their reception in Italy, should they dread the English weather too much. He has written to them via a friend of the daughters, but does not know whether his letter reached its destination. He requests Clarkson's care for another refugee, M'selle Toussain[t], grand-daughter of Toussaint Louverture, who is about to land in England. Vincent assures Clarkson of the great admiration he inspires in him, and wishes that on this New Year he may find in this life - as he is sure to do in a better - recompense for his unwearying labours for the human race.

Acquisition Information

Bought from R. Myers & Co., 1949

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