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Letter from James F. Otis, Portland, [Maine], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1832 January 11

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.On verso, the letter is addressed to "William Lloyd Garrison, of the Liberator Press, Boston. Ms." and is postmarked with a red, octagonal stamp reading, "Jan 18 Portland ME." There is also a red seal below the address information.James Frederick Otis writes to William Lloyd Garrison wishing him "success in the cause" and remarking that Garrison's zeal "deserves so much praise and encouragement." He then says that while he agrees with Garrison's views "of the two plans for Slave emancipations, - the immediate & the colonizing systems," he asks how Garrison could criticize the colonization plan as they "profess the same ultimate object". Otis calls Garrison "a distingué", or distinguished person, due to "the fulmination of the slave men's bill against you." He then congratulates him on the enlargement of the Liberator and asks him to share his opinion of a recent article about slavery in the columns of the Liberator. Otis also says he plans to "ger married & settle down" in Portland and sends Garrison money for the next Liberator, having added his boarding house as a new subscriber.
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