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Letter from Robert Rutherford, [Brown County, Ohio], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 April 30

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Title:
Letter from Robert Rutherford, [Brown County, Ohio], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 April 30
Description:
Robert Rutherford writes to William Lloyd Garrison "on a subject that has lately absorbed all my feelings, I mean the slavery of our country." He mentions the efforts of the Chilicothe Presbytery to educate free African-Americans in the area and argues that "were the free blacks educated in the United States, instead of driven from our land they would, in my opinion, form the most powerful engine ever yet put in motion against slavery." Rutherford asks to receive the Liberator and pay Garrison "the price as soon as I can get it," also offering to distribute free copies if Garrison would send them to him. He then discusses an article from the newspaper, Presbyterian, that Rutherford says "misrepresented" a letter he wrote to them. He copies this letter to the Presbyterian and asks Garrison to publish an explanation of his letter in the Liberator.
Author:
Rutherford, Robert
Addressee:
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Date:
April 30, 1834
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
African Americans--Education--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
African Americans--Education--History
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Rutherford, Robert
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 25 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
On verso, the letter is addressed to "Wm. Lloyd Garrison Editor of the Liberator Boston Massachusetts."
Language:
English
Identifier:
5708817
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.4, p.35
Barcode:
39999086046628