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Letter from Simeon Smith Jocelyn, New Haven, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1832 Dec[ember] 31st

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Simeon Smith Jocelyn writes to William Lloyd Garrison expressing his regret at not being able to attend the annual meeting of the New England Anti-Slavery Society. He asks if a letter he wrote "on the subject of the education of persons of color, slavery &c could with propriety be read at the meeting". Jocelyn then discusses "the case of nullification" and his recent lecture at Concert Hall, denouncing opposing editors as "miserable men" who "attempt to shut the mouth of truth and close the press of liberty." He also criticizes Rev. Cyril Pearl, an agent fo the American Colonization Society, for "working as it were in the dark to defeat our cause". Jocelyn then praises Garrison's article in the previous Liberator, calling it "noble-just-powerful and not to be confronted," adding, "it will awaken a thousand minds to action." He also mentions a letter he received from Beriah Green, telling Garrison he will send him an extract to be published in the Liberator and the Abolitionist.
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