Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to James Brown Yerrinton, Jan. 1, 1866
- Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to James Brown Yerrinton, Jan. 1, 1866
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
- Yerrinton, James Brown, 1800-1866
January 1, 1866
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
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
Yerrinton, James Brown, 1800-1866
Liberator (Boston, Mass. : 1831)
- 1 leaf (2 p.) ; 11 x 8 1/4 in.
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- Notes (citation):
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.154.
Typed transcript. Whereabouts of original manuscript unknown.
William Lloyd Garrison reminisces about his thirty year association with James Brown Yerrinton in the printing office of the Liberator. He praises Yerrinton's disposition and reliability. Garrison writes: "You were an abolitionist from the start, and never hesitated to show your colors or define your position; hence you have a right to rejoice in this year of jubilee as one of the little band whose testimonies and labors have, by the blessing of God, resulted in breaking every yoke and letting the oppressed go free. For many a year it was any thing but reputable to be even the printer of the Liberator; but that reproach is now wiped out, and in the future will make your memory honored. Accept the accompanying trifle as but the very slightest token of my esteem and friendship. I deeply regret my pecuniary inability to send more, but you know my situation." [The "trifle" was a $50 bill.]
- Call #:
Ms.A.1.1 v.7, p.1