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Letter from Simeon Smith Jocelyn, New Haven, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 July 26

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, Simeon S. Jocelyn asks Garrison to send him copies of his "Address to the People of Color" for him to sell in New Haven, asking, "Why cannot thousands of them be sold if proper pains are taken to dispose of them in our principal cities[?]" He then discusses a print of a slave-trading ship that was included in the latest issue of the Liberator (July 23, 1831, Vol. I, no. 30) saying that the picture, "with the description of the slave trade &c will do much good." Jocelyn adds that Arthur Tappan has provided money to enable other editors to publish the print and asks Garrison for facts about the "horrors of the domestic slave trade." He also mentions a speech by [Robert Jefferson] Breckenridge "before the Kentucky Colonization Society" and applauds "his fearless manner of attacking slavery in a slave state." Jocelyn then asks Garrison what [Ralph] Gurley will make of the speech and what "Dr. Beecher say[s] to you for putting him in so awkward a posture."
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