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Letter from Henry Egbert Benson, Providence, [Rhode Island], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 Oct[ober] 15th

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.On verso, the letter is addressed to "Messrs. Garrison & Knapp. at No 9 Merchants Hall Congress Street Boston Mass" and was "Fav[ore]d by Anson Potter Jr."Henry Egbert Benson writes to William Lloyd Garrison asking for the petition to abolish to slavery in the District of Columbia to be sent to Providence. He then asks Garrison what plans have been "made respecting the formation of a National Anti-Slavery Society," commenting that "it is high time that the public should be informed if the meeting is to take place on the 25th." Benson reports that the Providence Anti-Slavery Society is low on funds and owes Isaac Knapp $30, and that "the female Anti-S[lave] S[ociety] have become extinct owing to the departure from the city of most of their members." He also requests some numbers of the Liberator that he is missing and provides directions about mailing the Liberator to other subscribers. Benson adds that Nathan F. Coleman has replaced James C. Anthony as an agent for the paper in Fall River, Massachusetts.
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