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Letter from Henry Egbert Benson, Providence, [Rhode Island], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 February 8th

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, Henry Egbert Benson asks Garrison to send the Liberator and the Abolitionist to two people who had not received their copies. He tells Garrison their friends "Williams & Potter" might come to Boston and describes a meeting he had with Prudence Crandall, "the lady who was at your office last week to see about a school for colored females". Benson describes Crandall as "exactly the one for that purpose and I hope she may meet with perfect success." He also mentions a visit from Arnold Buffum and a letter from Simeon Smith Jocelyn in which "he writes as if he saw not an obstacle in the way for the speedy emancipation of the slaves."
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