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Letter from Simeon Smith Jocelyn, New Haven, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1835 Aug[u]st 17

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.On verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm Lloyd Garrison Esqr Boston Mass." and it is postmarked with a red, circular stamp reading, "New Haven Aug 18."Simeon Smith Jocelyn writes to William Lloyd Garrison after having just come from New York to New Haven with plans to stay "for a day or two." He reports a "horrible state of things" in New York and worries that "there is no safety" for George Thompson in that city, or even in New Haven, which "is full of southern people" due to "Commencement in Yale College." Jocelyn tells Garrison of "a report here that a mob burned the colored people church in Hartford yesterday" and that Garrison, Thompson, the Tappans, and "all the other prominent abolitionists, especially in N[ew] York are marked by assassins." After his autograph, Jocelyn comments that the letter "is too personal for the press and [he] trust[s] it will not be printed," adding that "the bonfire at Charleston is exciting a great curiosity to read our papers."
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