Letter from Simeon Smith Jocelyn, New Haven, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1832 July 12
Simeon Smith Jocelyn writes to William Lloyd Garrison discussing the attached circular, telling Garrison it has been "two years since I penned the brief description of slavery on the opposite side of this sheet and laid it by." Jocelyn says that the sentence included below the first paragraph is from his "letter to Mr. [Ralph] Gurley ... in view of the cholera it was thought might be somewhat appropos [sic]." He states that about 50 copies of the circular were distributed "among the most influential people in our city" but that Garrison "would laugh at the effect produced on some minds." He then permits Garrison to include it in the Liberator and says he is "willing to be known as the author." Jocelyn discusses Garrison's "address to the convention" and reports that he has just received his "Thoughts on Col[o]n[ization]." He also comments on a speech by Benjamin Silliman, finding "there were some good things in his address and some not so." He tells Garrison he expects his "Thoughts on Colonization" to sell well in New Haven and Jocelyn then asks Garrison to send any extra copies of the Liberator he might have destroyed to Elihu Burritt. Jocelyn says Burritt "is the gentleman who suffered so much on acc[oun]t of [David] Walkers pamphlet" and calls him "pious and warmly devoted to the cause of the oppressed."
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Attached to the letter is a printed circular titled, "Slavery" and dated "New-Haven, July 4, 1832." Both this printed circular, and extracts from Jocelyn's letter, are printed in the Liberator of August 4, 1832.