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Letter from Prudence Crandall, Canterbury, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 February 12th

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Prudence Crandall writes to William Lloyd Garrison about her return to Canterbury and her conversation with Daniel Packer, who called her efforts to establish a school for African-American young women, "praise worthy" but feared that she "cannot be supplied with scholars at the close of our year". She shares her plan to travel to New York and discusses her introduction to George Benson and his brother, Henry Egbert Benson, "who appeared to profess hearts warmed with fellow feeling and awake to the cause of humanity." She also tells Garrison that she met with "three families of color" and thinks she "shall be able to obtain six scholars from Providence." Crandall believes this number will grow as a result of her upcoming trip to New York.
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