Letter from George Cary, Cincinnati, [Ohio], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1832 May 15
George Cary writes to William Lloyd Garrison describing a visit from Benjamin Lundy, who had just returned from a trip to Canada and was leaving for Mexico to "establish a permanent footing in that country for those colored people who may be disposed to emigrate to that country in preference to Canada." He then discusses the proposed creation of a college for free African-American men, arguing it is "quite impolitic to establish it in any of the United States" because "the existing prejudice betwixt the whites & blacks is too great." He cites state laws restricting the passage of free African-Americans as another barrier to creating the school but suggests that if it were situated in Canada it would be more successful. In the postscript, Cary tells Garrison that some Liberator subscribers have not received the number 1 and number 6 editions of the paper and asks for Garrison to send him a few copies.
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On verso, the letter is addressed to "Mr. Wm Lloyd Garrison Boston, Mass." and is postmarked with a black, circular stamp reading, "Cincinnati, O May 15".