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The Fellowship: Abolishing slavery: Update


After I wrote about the third member of the fellowship, Granville Sharp, I discovered that he and his seven brothers and sisters and their spouses and children liked to play music together on a barge on the Thames. With the children dancing, his brother William, the king's surgeon, playing French horn, and Granville on oboe and kettle-drums, they were a sensation.

Granville Sharp's large, happy family helped him to do his abolition work. After he resigned his government job in protest, they supported him.

We've also incorporated additional details on Granville's encounter with the Lord Mayor of London while trying to free a kidnapped slave, and a few other items have been added to the Fellowship page, which is here. The series looks at the fourth member of the fellowship, Lady Middleton, tomorrow.