Letter from William Shortt, Dublin, [Ireland], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1846 Nov[ember] 2nd
William Shortt writes to William Lloyd Garrison enclosing a copy of "The Christian Penny Record" (not included), a paper that "has stood firm and true to the Antislavery Cause since its commencement." Shortt then tells Garrison that he is "truly sorry" that Garrison did not have a chance to visit them again but informs him his health has improved and his wife has given birth to a son. Shortt also asks Garrison, "I suppose you saw the Rev. Dan J. McAfers little relation to you and Mr. Douglas as 'Infidels.'" He then wishes Garrison a safe trip home and tells him to "keep the churches before us in the LIberator." In the postscript, Shortt tells Garrison he does not expect a reply to this letter.
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in black ink on pale blue paper with an embossed logo of a circle containing flowers in the head- spine corner. Just above the logo, a small checkmark has been drawn in pencil, while beneath the salutation the number "125" has also been written in pencil. Above the salutation, the words, "From William Shortt" are written and underlined in pencil. In the head- fore corner, there is a circular purple stamp containing the words, "Garrison MSS." On the third page, below the postscript, William Lloyd Garrison has written, "Some time or other I would wish for a few lines from you to keep me ... [hole in page]" before signing the paragraph "W.L. Garrison." On the verso, the letter is addressed to "William Lloyd Garrison Esq of America, W. Browns Temperance Hotel Clayton Sqr. Liverpool". It also bears a one penny postage stamp, the "penny red," stamp featuring Queen Victoria. It has two postmark stamps, one blue circular stamp reading "Liverpool No 3 1846 A" and another orange circular stamp that reads "3 No 2 1846 H".