DR. UNDERHILL'S LETTER. A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE RT. HONOURABLE E. CARDWELL, WITH ILLUSTRATIVE DOCUMENTS ON THE CONDITION OF JAMAICA AND AN EXPLANATORY STATEMENT.

London: Arthur Miall, 25, Bouverie Street, E.C., [1866]. 92pp + folding table. Disbound, light tanning, blank edges of final leaf chipped. Good+ or so. Cardwell was Secretary of the Colonies; Reverend Underhill says he published this work "in self-defence," because Jamaica's Governor Eyre blamed Underhill's Letter for "exciting to sedition" and causing rebellion in Jamaica. His Letter asserts, "multitudes are suffering from want little removed from starvation"; crime, "extreme poverty," "denial of political rights to the emancipated negroes", and other pathologies thrive. In addition to Underhill's commentary and Letter, this pamphlet includes a Letter of the Ministers of the Jamaica Baptist Union to Governor Eyre, and other material confirming the Island's social, economic, and political distress. LCP 10536. Not in Ragatz. Item #23434

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