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Letter from J.C.A. Smith, Manchester, England, to William Lloyd Garrison, 1851 July 12th

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Smith, J. C. A


Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in black ink on white paper. Above the salutation, the number "67" and a small checkmark are both drawn in pencil. On the verso, the letter is addressed to "Mr Wm. L. Garrison Anti Slavery Office No 21 Corn Hill Boston Mass". There is also the remnant of a small red seal below the recipient address, along the fore edge of the last page.In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, J.C.A. Smith begins by sending his "best respect to all and to Mr. R.F Walcut, Mr. S. May, Mr. Pillsbury and Mr. Forster and all the friends of Freedom". He then tells Garrison that "Henry Box Brown is not doing any good to the cause" on their travels through England. He states that at their first stop in Liverpool "we made some progress in the anti-Slavery Cause but since then I am afraid to say that much good has been done by the slave who escaped in the Box." Smith tells Garrison he "cannot say much at this time" but will write again soon with more information. He also asks Garrison if any mail has arrived for him at the office and provides instructions for sending him letters, as well as asking, "let me know how I can obtain the Liberator." In the postscript, Smith mentions he has enclosed a letter for "Robt Morris Esq" (not included) and asks Garrison to pass it along to him.
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