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Price Realized: $78 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2502 Lot 21
PHILLIPS, WENDELL. Autograph Letter Signed, "W Phillips," to "Dear Sir," explaining that he would have to charge $50 to lecture in Lewiston [ME] to compensate for having to come down from Bangor. 2 1/2 pages, 12mo, written on a single folded sheet; faint scattered offsetting, horizontal folds. Np, nd
Estimate $80 - 120
". . . I have just returned from a Lecture tour.
"I do not see that I could come to Lewiston this winter. As the week I come to Bangor has all its Evenings engaged. It would hardly be worth while to come down for a single Lecture as it would make my charge ($50) fifty dollars."
Phillips (1811-1884) was a lawyer and reformer, whose radical Abolitionism drove him at one point to encourage the North's secession, and who later argued for the fair treatment of Native Americans.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $78