Letter from Prudence Crandall, Canterbury, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 Jan[uary] 18th
Prudence Crandall writes to William Lloyd Garrison introducing herself as "the Principal of the Canterbury (Conn.) Female Boarding School." She outlines her background and the creation of the school, which she describes as "flourishing," before stating the purpose of her letter, to ask Garrison his "opinion respecting changing white scholars for coloured ones." Crandall asks Garrison for secrecy and if "it possible to obtain 20 or 25 young ladies of colour to enter the school for the term of one year at the rate of $25 per quarter." She tells him she will be in Boston in a few days to "make some arrangements about it" and again pleads with him "not to expose this matter".