Postscript from William Lloyd Garrison, [Boston, Mass.], to Samuel Joseph May, [Sept. 14, 1857]
- Postscript from William Lloyd Garrison, [Boston, Mass.], to Samuel Joseph May, [Sept. 14, 1857]
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
- Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
- May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871
[September 14, 1857]
Boston Public Library
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Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871
Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Griffiths, Julia, -1895
National Compensation Convention (1857 : Cleveland, Ohio)
- 1 leaf (1 p.) ; 7 3/4 x 5 in.
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The postscript, on page 5 of this manuscript, is by William Lloyd Garrison to Samuel Joseph May; it was once attached to Garrison's letter written on Sept. 15, 1857, Call No. Ms.A.1.1 v.5, p.49. In this postscript, he points out the paradox of Gerrit Smith's alledged admiration of Garrison and comments: "If Mr. Smith cherishes such 'admiration' of me, or of my labors, how can he reconcile it to his sense of justice to uphold such malignant enemies of mine as Julia Griffith[s] and F. Douglass?"
On pages 1-4 of this manuscript, there is a separate letter by Gerrit Smith to Samuel Joseph May, written in Peterboro, New Hampshire, Sept. 5, 1857. Gerrit Smith complains of William Lloyd Garrison holding him up "to the public ridicule and contempt." While making sacrifices for the anti-slavery cause, Gerrit Smith explains that he has always favored "compensation." He deplores the "abuse of abolitionists by abolitionists." He refers to the resolutions passed in Cleveland.
- Call #:
Ms.A.1.1 v.5, p.50