Letter from James F. Otis, Portland, [Maine], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 April 26
- Letter from James F. Otis, Portland, [Maine], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 April 26
James Frederick Otis writes to William Lloyd Garrison about the circular he received, "which has filled me with anxiety, and I must confess it, alarm." Otis says he will have a meeting with the Board of Managers in Portland and they will devise "a plan to do something for you & the cause by the support of the Liberator on the grounds you propose." He declares that "A thousand blows have been struck, but the coup de grace has not yet been given. The Liberator must survive even that event!" Otis sends Garrison two dollars for a year subscription to the Liberator and asks him for his bill, saying, "I do not know where it stands. I must have it settled." He also asks about a proposal to offer shares of stock in the Liberator to notable abolitionists, telling him, "Garrison, my friend, if that is all you need to support the Liberator, it need not, it cannot fail!" Otis also provides him with names to add "to the call for the New England Convention".
- Otis, James F., -1867
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
April 26, 1834
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
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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
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Otis, James F., -1867
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
- 1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25 cm.
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On verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm Lloyd Garrison. Liberator Office Boston. Mass" and a red seal is present along the spine edge.
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MS A.1.2 v.4, p.34