Moncure Conway sails to England to gain support for the Union

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)
Source Citation
John d'Entremont, Southern Emancipator: Moncure Conway, The American Years 1832-1865 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 182-188.
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Estimated
Type
Legal/Political
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Personal
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