Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 12 April, 1861
- Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 12 April, 1861
Oliver Johnson forwards to William Lloyd Garrison a letter from M.D. Conway. Johnson informs Garrison that Conway cannot attend the "New York Anniversary", but wishes the opportunity to speak at the "N.E. Convention" in Boston. Johnson remarks that the papers have published excerpts of Wendell Phillips's speech in New Bedford, and that while he is confused by what he has read, he will refrain from judgement until reading the complete speech. Johnson closes by disagreeing with Phillips's assertions concerning William Seward's position vis-a-vis the "demonstrations at Fort Sumter", and states that the "feelings likely to be excited by the beginning of a war" are likely to end in rendering reconciliation "impossible".
- Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
April 12, 1861
Boston Public Library
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Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)--Siege, 1861
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Johnson, Oliver, 1809-1889
Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884
Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
National anti-slavery standard
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
South CarolinaCharleston (county)Charleston
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MS A.1.2 v.31, p.37B