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Letter from Simeon Smith Jocelyn, New Haven, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 Sept[ember] 29th

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Title:
Letter from Simeon Smith Jocelyn, New Haven, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 Sept[ember] 29th
Description:
In this letter to William Lloyd Garrison, Simeon S. Jocelyn declares that "Sweet Reliance now on God - holy fortitude and ... patient zeal must characterize our step in this majestic and glorious cause." He then asks Garrison if he has seen a number of newspapers, reporting that the Norwich (Connecticut) Courier "contains something in our favor," while the "Whig (Antimasonic) of N[ew] York ... contains information relative to the emanci[pation] of slaves owned by the British Gov[ernment]t." Jocelyn then discusses the plan for a college for free African-American men, answering Garrison's proposal to place the college in New York or Pennsylvania by saying that while it may be best to locate it in one of those states, he believes "we can get money easier at present without naming any particular place." In the postscript, he adds that he attended a meeting with "Mr. Wright yesterday morning in N[ew] York."
Author:
Jocelyn, Simeon Smith, 1799-1879
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
September 29, 1831
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
African Americans--Education--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Newspapers--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
African Americans--Education--History
Antislavery movements--United States
Christianity
Social reformers--United States
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Jocelyn, Simeon Smith, 1799-1879
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 25 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Language:
English
Identifier:
5142848
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.1, p.35
Barcode:
39999085506135