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Letter from Simeon Smith Jocelyn, New Haven, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 Sept[ember] 29th

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, Simeon S. Jocelyn declares that "Sweet Reliance now on God - holy fortitude and ... patient zeal must characterize our step in this majestic and glorious cause." He then asks Garrison if he has seen a number of newspapers, reporting that the Norwich (Connecticut) Courier "contains something in our favor," while the "Whig (Antimasonic) of N[ew] York ... contains information relative to the emanci[pation] of slaves owned by the British Gov[ernment]t." Jocelyn then discusses the plan for a college for free African-American men, answering Garrison's proposal to place the college in New York or Pennsylvania by saying that while it may be best to locate it in one of those states, he believes "we can get money easier at present without naming any particular place." In the postscript, he adds that he attended a meeting with "Mr. Wright yesterday morning in N[ew] York."
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