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Letter from James Forten, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 March 21st

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, James Forten sends him "two numbers of the Pennsylvania Inquirer, containing some strictures on the repeal of the Marriage Law in Massachusetts." He criticizes the author of the articles and points out another article in the Washington Spectator containing "a letter from a slave-holder in New Orleans, in which the real object of the Colonization Society is developed". He then praises the Liberator for the pleasure it brings to "all the People of Color subscribers" and because "it has roused up a spirit in our Young People". Forten also states that an article signed "F" that appeared in the last Liberator was written by his son, James Forten, Jr., and he requests that Garrison send him the 3rd and 4th numbers of the Liberator.
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