Letter from James F. Otis, Portland, [Maine] , to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 March 19
- Letter from James F. Otis, Portland, [Maine] , to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 March 19
James Frederick Otis writes to William Lloyd Garrison wishing him success on his trip to England, calling it "a pious undertaking." Otis states that "overseas they are in all the agitation of a popular reform" and identifies a "deep feeling of opposition to slavery in its blackest, but yet most widely tolerated form." He then asks Garrison who will take over his role as editor of the Liberator, before describing a conversation he had "with the great William Ladd, 'Apostle of Peace,' 'Philanthropist,' &c&c." Otis discusses Ladd's style of debate and declares him to be "a vulgar, but yet a very good hearted man: immensely overrated; & puffed up accordingly." He also suggests Garrison send back letters from his trip, saying "they will add value to the Liberator."
- Otis, James F., -1867
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
March 19, 1833
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
Great Britain--Politics and government--19th century
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Otis, James F., -1867
Ladd, William, 1778-1841
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
- 1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25 cm.
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On verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm. Lloyd Garrison: Ed. Liberator. Boston Mss." and is postmarked with a red, octagonal stamp reading, "Portland Me Mar 19". A brown seal is present along the spine edge of the page.
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MS A.1.2 v.3, p.26