Letter from Elizur Wright, Anti-Slavery Office, New York, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 June 30
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DescriptionHolograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.On verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm. Lloyd Garrison Ed. Liberator Boston Mass." and is postmarked with an orange, circular stamp reading, "New York Jun 30".Elizur Wright, Jr. writes to William Lloyd Garrison to "open to you my whole heart in regard to some things about the holy cause in which we are engaged." First he discusses "the manual labor school" and the need to patronize institutions which accept students "of all colors" rather than create new schools like Beriah Green's Oneida Institute. Wright emphasizes that resources should be concentrated and scholarships offered to students to attend the Oneida Institute. He regrets "that our noble friend [Charles] Stuart did not pay the English donation into the N[ew] E[ngland Anti-Slavery Society] treasury" and discusses plans of the American Anti-Slavery Society to purchase 500 copies of Lydia Maria Child's "Appeal." Wright then describes the efforts of colonizationists to silence James Temple and "have made him insane in advance" of his return. He also mentions problems receiving his copy of the Liberator and a friend of his in Ohio who has not received it for six weeks.
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