Letter from Emery Brown, Augusta, M[ain]e, to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 Dec[embe]r 19th
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DescriptionHolograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.On verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm. Llod Garrison, Esquire, Editor of the Liberator, Boston, Massachusetts."Emery Brown and Louis O. Cowan write to William Lloyd Garrison acknowledging the recieipt of a package containing Garrison's "Thoughts on African Colonization" along with "other interesting pamphlets favorable to the interests of the cause of Anti-Slavery". They send Garrison some money for subscriptions to the Liberator and the Abolitionist and report that "the good cause of Anti-Slavery is steadily progressing in this region." Brown and Cowan then detail how "worthy and respectable citizens" are leaving the American Colonization Society, viewing it as "the mere creature of slaveholders brought into existence for no other purpose than to carry their own wicked and diabolical schemes into execution." They then discuss the formation of local antislavery society and the failed attemps of colonizations to start a local colonization society, telling Garrison to look for "a more particular account of the proceedings of our meeting published in the next week's papers."
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