Letter from Oliver Johnson, [New York, N.Y. ?], to William Lloyd Garrison, Dec[ember] 10, 1853
Oliver Johnson writes to William Lloyd Garrison to inform him that he has just read Frederick Douglass's "twelve columns of vituperation, poured upon the hearts of his old friends." Johnson suggests that they take some measure of relief in knowing that Douglass is now exposed openly as "an avowed enemy" rather than remaining a "secret, stealthy foe." Johnson states that he is unsure of how the abolitionist press associated with the American Anti-Slavery Society should handle the publication of Douglass's column, but suggests that they "publish it without a word of comment."