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Letter from Oliver Johnson, [Place of publication not identified], to William Lloyd Garrison, Nov[ember] 21, 1859

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Holograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Oliver Johnson notifies his delight at having received a visit from George Garrison, and informs William Lloyd Garrison that "life away from home seems to have developed in him a spirit of manly self-reliance that gives promise of great usefulness in the future." Johnson closes the letter by urging Garrison to "speak a strong word" in the Liberator concerning John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, and his impending execution, arguing that the latter will be "feeding the fire which must eventually consume the last vestige of pro-slavery" sentiment in the North, and that the "great crisis of this guilty country seems approching".
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