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Letter from Arnold Buffum, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [July] 24

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.On verso, the letter is addressed to "Mr. Wm Lloyd Garrison Boston Mass."Arnold Buffum writes to William Lloyd Garrison introducing him to his friend "Dillet [probably Stephen Dillet] from Nassau in the island of New Providence." Buffum says he is "a member of the Colonial Legislature and is a gentleman worthy of a seat in any Legislative body whatever." He then discusses "the triumph of the Colonization Mobocracy in New York" and how the riot has emboldened the colonizationists as "no one will dare to say a word against them for fear of a coat of tar and feathers." He then declares "we have indeed fallen on evil times," and blames newspapers for inciting "the Colonization rabble to suppress truth by Mobs and riots these being the only arguments by which they can have any hope of successfully contending with Abolitionists."
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