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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated July 21, 1838, is written from Owen Lovejoy to Bishop Philander Chase with a copy of Chase's response included wherein Lovejoy requests to be removed from the list of candidates for the Holy Orders and Chase informing Lovejoy that his request has been granted. The letter is written on stationary with the image of a man kneeling in front of a woman who is holding a spear at the top center of the paper. The phrase accompanying the image reads, "The first Lovejoy Martyr to American Liberty. Murdered for asserting the freedom of the Press at Alton Nov. 7, 1837."
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Letter, Owen Lovejoy to Philander Chase, July 21, 1838, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.