Letter from Hiram Wilsom, Salem, to William Lloyd Garrison, 1846 April 6th
@ Boston Public Library
DescriptionHolograph, signed.Title devised by cataloger.Legacy catalog card identifies the recipient of this manuscript as "W.L. Garrison?"Above the salutation is written "Canada Fugutives." and the letter is printed in the Liberator of April 10, 1846 (Vol. XVI, No. 15)In this letter probably written to William Lloyd Garrison, Hiram Wilson suggests that abolitionists would best help the cause "by attending properly to the welfare & usefulness of the forlorn fugutive [slave]." Wilson states that "the Canadian host ... may yet furnish Douglasses, who will cause the Bastile of Slavery to shake as by the convulsions of earthquakes." He also requests that a notice be included in the Liberator thanking the Female Anti-Slavery Society of West Reading, Massachusetts and Stillman Lothrop for their contributions.
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