Letter from Joseph Cassey, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 Feb[ruar]y 12
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DescriptionHolograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.On verso, the letter is addressed to "Mr. Wm L Garrison No 11 Merchants Hall Boston."Joseph Cassey writes to William Lloyd Garrison explaining that while people are interested in the periodical, the Abolitionist, "there exists in many cases a want of ability" as many African-Americans are "destitute of employment" during this time of year. Cassey shares his hope "to add considerably to my present list of subscribers" and asks Garrison to send the Abolitionist to a number of people, including James Forten, Robert Purvis and Sarah Mapps Douglass. He also lists the names of peope who have recently paid for the Liberator and an account of sales for Garrison's "Thoughts on African Colonization." Cassey provides a detailed accounting of the money due to Garrison and says that "we find some deaths have occurred and we have some subscribers that cannot pay," along with others who have discontinued their subscriptions. He also reports that Benjamin Lundy has arrived in Philadelphia "and looks exceedingly well."
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