Item #305641 Manuscript, Signed of "Children's Hymn for Independence 1850...(Old Hundred)" Fair Copy. John Pierpont, Poet, 1785 – 1866.
Manuscript, Signed of "Children's Hymn for Independence 1850...(Old Hundred)" Fair Copy

Manuscript, Signed of "Children's Hymn for Independence 1850...(Old Hundred)" Fair Copy.

Medford, [Mass.]: 20 May 1850.

5 quatrains. 1-1/2 pp. 8vo. Fine Item #305641

An anti-slavery hymn for freedom for Children by J.P. Morgan's abolitionist maternal grandfather.
With pencil note beneath the poem saying this copy was used at Faneuil Hall July 4th 1850.
Pierpont was an important influence on reform-minded antebellum poets. Along with John Greenleaf Whittier’s verse, Pierpont’s poems were frequently recited at public antislavery meetings. Oliver Johnson, a leading antislavery publisher and Garrison associate, published Pierpont’s Anti-Slavery Poems in 1843. The collection contains poems that had appeared mostly in the poetry columns of The Liberator and The National Anti-Slavery Standard. Pierpont’s writings were also anthologized widely in antislavery poetry collections, such as William Allen’s Autographs of Freedom (1853).

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