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Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Henry Egbert Benson, Aug. 29, 1831

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Holograph, signed.William Lloyd Garrison had the pleasure of talking to Henry E. Benson's brother about slavery. Garrison writes: "The cause of freedom is onward; and the day is not far distant, I trust, when a black skin will not be merely endurable, but popular." He wishes that the colored people would call a public meeting to express their disapproval of colonization. The bundles of the Liberator going to Philadelphia and New York have been delayed a day or more because they are not being put immediately aboard the steamboat.. Garrison suggests that the steward or one of the colored helpers could make sure that the bundles of Liberator were more regularly put on the ship; in exchange, the person would receive a copy of the paper or a compensation of his asking.Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.1, no.52.
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