Rachel G.C. Patten to Simeon S. Jocelyn

Rachel G.C. Patten

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

Reaction by former slaves to the Emancipation Proclamation ranged from joy to uncertainty to fear. However, this letter from Rachel G.C. Patten., a teacher working for the American Missionary Association, writing to Rev. Simeon S. Jocelyn,discusses the celebrations by individuals in Washington, DC.


  • Title: Rachel G.C. Patten to Simeon S. Jocelyn
  • Creator: Rachel G.C. Patten
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: 01-21-1863
  • Collection: American Missionary Association Archives

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