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Moncure Conway sails to England to gain support for the Union

04/11/1863

Though the events surrounding his departure from America are muddled, Conway purportedly ventures to England in order to spread anti-slavery sentiment and foster British support for the Union. Initially Conway is a guest of Peter Alfred Taylor, a wealthy and radical member of the House of Commons. Afters a series of event and confrontations in America and England, Conway gains a position as minister at South Place Chapel, a free-thought religious institution in London, and becomes a permanent resident of England until 1885. (By Blake Dickinson)

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John d'Entremont, Southern Emancipator: Moncure Conway, The American Years 1832-1865 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 182-188.

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