Letter from Charles Whipple, Newburyport, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1835 June 12
Charles Whipple writes to William Lloyd Garrison sending him a number of books "for the benefit of the People of Color in Boston or elsewhere" and offering to send him another 200 volumes. He tells Garrison he has also sent him an invoice indicating which books he may have available but warns "it is possible there may be some omissions of Books mentioned in the Invoice." Whipple adds that if "some benevolent persons would furnish strong Cloth, or Sheep Skin," to cover the books, they could be used for circulation and the covering "would tend greatly to their preservation, and thus promote the object." Whipple then mentions that he intended to send the same invoice of books to George Kimball "from which selections might be made for the Canaan School" but that sending it to Garrison "will supercede the necessity of sending one to Mr. K." He also returns to Garrison his "block cut of the slave in chains" and states that while he missed the last meeting of the Essex County Anti-Slavery Society he heard "that it was a very intereseting one, and that the results promose to be most propitious to the cause." After his autograph, Whipple offers to give Garrison "twenty to fifty Charts of various Seas, Coasts and Harbors" which could be "mail[ed] up round any School Room or elsewhere."
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On verso, the letter is addressed to "Mr. William L. Garrison, Editor of the Liberator, Boston. With three boxes and Bundle of Books, for the People of Color."