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Letter from James Forten, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 Feb[ruar]y 2nd

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.On verso, the letter is addressed to "Mr. William Lloyd Garrison Boston".James Forten writes to William Lloyd Garrison telling him "the Liberator is highly valued here by all who have had opportunity to judge of it and others who have already heard of it are very anxious to peruse it." He sends Garrison $25 for new subscriptions along with a list of the subscribers names and addresses (on page 3). Forten also recommends Garrison write to Joseph Cassey, the Liberator's agent in Philadelphia, who "is very zealous in support of your Paper and has obtained many subscribers." He then asks if there are many white subscribers in Philadelphia and says he was "pleased" with a piece in the last issue of the Liberator signed, "A Man of Color" (printed in the Liberator of January 22, 1831, Vol. I, no. 4).
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