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Harriet Beecher Stowe boldly pens a quote from her book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Hartford, Connecticut, April 13, 1894. 4.5" X 6.75". "Autograph Quotation Signed, ""Harriet Beecher Stowe"", from the all-important classic book, ""Uncle Tom's Cabin"", boldly penned and quite large for Mrs. Stowe. One page, 4.5"" X 6.75"", affixed along left margin to a larger sheet, 5.25"" X 7.25"", displaying a facsimile engraved image of Stowe on verso. The original face of the mailing envelope, 4.5"" X 3.5, penned by Stowe is postmarked April 13, 1894, from Hartford, Connecticut. In full: ""Not one throb of anguish, not one tear of the oppressed is forgotten by the Man of Sorrows the Lord of Glory. In His patient generous bosom He bears the anguish of a world. / Uncle Tom's Cabin / Chap 12 / Harriet Beecher Stowe / April 13 1894"". One horizontal mailing fold and light soiling. Overall, near fine condition. The context in which this appears in the book involves the river boat trip on which the slave trader Haley conducted Tom and other Kentucky slaves southward to be sold as plantation hands. At Louisville, Haley surreptitiously sold the baby of the newly traded slave woman, Lucy, when she briefly left in hopes of finding her husband at the wharf. Crushed, she committed suicide by jumping into the Ohio River that night. Tom was a witness to this. The passage immediately follows Lucy's suicide and Mrs. Stowe obviously intended it as a powerful intermediate statement. The acceptance of ""Uncle Tom's Cabin"" at face value by people in the North was a major factor in the development of the Civil War."
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