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University of Detroit Mercy
Black Abolitionist Archive
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Speaker or Author:
Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.
The Reception at the Meionaon, Friday Evening, October 13, 1854
Speech delivered to welcome home William Wells Brown who returned from England a free man after being rescued from slavery and fugitive status by "British philanthropy."