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Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to George William Benson, April 23, 1834

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Holograph, signed.William Lloyd Garrison writes: "This, you are aware, is 'Friendship's Valley' to our excellent friend Prudence Crandall; but I need a dearer appellation---not that I esteem friendship less, but love more. Here centre all the affections of my heart; here is the object and most precious to me; and here I am received in a manner too kind, and too indulgent, for one so unworthy as myself." Garrison continues to write of his love for Helen Benson. Garrison must leave for Philadelphia and a national meeting in New York. Those expected to speak are: William Jay, Beriah Green, Amos A. Phelps, and Samuel J. May. William Lloyd Garrison's portrait that was engraved by Simeon Smith Jocelyn is considered a failure by all.Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison,
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