Letter from Abraham Lidden Cox, New York, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, 33 Dec[ember] 20
Abraham Lidden Cox writes to William Lloyd Garrison informing him of resolutions passed by the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society about Garrison's "statement in reference to the affairs of the Liebrator." One resolution calls for the purchase of over 2000 pamphlets from Garrison and Knapp, including "British Opinions," "Rankin letters," and "London Speeches." Another resolution expresses the Society's "deep sympathy" with Garrison and his "difficulties," but states they "do not feel jusitified" in spending more money when the organization itself is without funds. Cox then explains the Society chose not to purchase the Abolitionist because "it was not with the character of the works adapted to circulation under direction of the National Society - being strictly a New England Journal." He also explains that the Committee agreed the "N[ew] E[ngland] brethren ought to make a special effort both to pay their own debt and to defray the expenses of their publications." Cox says that while the Society may not be able to help Garrison, he would personally feel "gratified in the privilge of aiding in [a] humble way to sustain" Garrison and his work. In the postscript, Cox says the members felt "that the continuation of the Liberator in Boston was a question to be decided," and some proposed merging the paper with the Emancipator, published in New York.
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On verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm Lloyd Garrison Esq Ed. Liberator Boston Mass." It is postmarked with a red, circular stamp reading "New-York Dec 29 [?]" and a red seal is present along the spine edge.