Letter from James Forten, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 Feb[ruar]y 2nd
- Letter from James Forten, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 Feb[ruar]y 2nd
James Forten writes to William Lloyd Garrison telling him "the Liberator is highly valued here by all who have had opportunity to judge of it and others who have already heard of it are very anxious to peruse it." He sends Garrison $25 for new subscriptions along with a list of the subscribers names and addresses (on page 3). Forten also recommends Garrison write to Joseph Cassey, the Liberator's agent in Philadelphia, who "is very zealous in support of your Paper and has obtained many subscribers." He then asks if there are many white subscribers in Philadelphia and says he was "pleased" with a piece in the last issue of the Liberator signed, "A Man of Color" (printed in the Liberator of January 22, 1831, Vol. I, no. 4).
- Forten, James, 1766-1842
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
February 2, 1831
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
African American abolitionists--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
African American abolitionists
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Forten, James, 1766-1842
Cassey, Joseph, 1789-1848
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
- 1 leaf (3 p.) ; 25 cm.
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Title devised by cataloger.
On verso, the letter is addressed to "Mr. William Lloyd Garrison Boston".
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MS A.1.2 v.1, p.13A