Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, March 19, 1877
- Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, March 19, 1877
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
- Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
March 19, 1877
Boston Public Library
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Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916
Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865
Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876
- 1 leaf (2 p.) ; 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.
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William Lloyd Garrison says that the Free Trade movement in England gave no aid or encouragement to the abolitionists, but was affiliated with [J.C.] Calhoun, George MacDuffie and the "Southern slave oligarchy." He outlines the Southern course of action in regard to free trade and protective tariffs. Richard Cobden never expressed his views on the slavery question during his visits to the U.S. Harriet Martineau was right in saying that the Free Trade leaders were pro-slavery in their personal opinions.
On page 2 of the manuscript, there is a separate transcribed note by Francis Jackson Garrison on the same subject: "Mem. by F.J.G., Dec. 2, 1887. Mrs Rebecca, of England, above says that busts of Calhoun & another Southern statesmen (?) were placed int he Free Trade Rooms at Manchester, and that John Bright 'was a regular Philistine' in regard to the slavery question. She fully endorses W.L.G.'s statements."
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Ms.A.1.1 v.9, p.24