Letter from Lydia White, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 [May] 9th
- Letter from Lydia White, Philad[elphi]a, [Pennsylvania], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 [May] 9th
Lydia White writes to William Lloyd Garrison after hearing "that the people of Boston and New Hampshire are becoming uneasy with using the produce of slave labor". She regrets, "that we have not a full supply and a better assortment of domestic cotton goods manufactured by the material which is cultivated by free labour" but she believes that if new stores opened, "whose concern would be more to promote justice" this would "greatly increase the demand for the produce of remunerated labour." White reports that her own such business is receiving orders from all over the country. She then apologizes for sending Garrison only part of the order he requested due to her fear that they were "not of a better quality and at more reasonable prices" and she continues to explain the total bill. In the postscript, on the last page, White discusses the sales of her free labor cotton and mentions the "safe return of a dear aged woman" who traveled to New Orleans to liberate her slaves.
- White, Lydia
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
[May 9, 1831]
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Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
African American women abolitionists--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
African American women abolitionists
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
- 1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25 cm.
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Excerpts from this letter are printed in the Liberator May 28, 1831 (Vol. I, no. 22).
On verso, the letter is addressed to "William Lloyd Garrison 10 Merchants Hall Boston Massachusetts".
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MS A.1.2 v.1, p.22