Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Henry D. Wertz, March 7, 1874
- Copy of letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Henry D. Wertz, March 7, 1874
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
- Wertz, Henry D., b. 1838
- Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916
March 7, 1874
Boston Public Library
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- 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
Wertz, Henry D., b. 1838
Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916
Brown, John, 1800-1859
- 1 leaf (2 p.) ; 7 x 4 1/2 in.
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- Notes (citation):
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.6, no.106.
Letter transcribed by Francis Jackson Garrison.
William Lloyd Garrison declines to purchase a Sharp's rifle found in the engine house at Harper's Ferry after John Brown's surrender. Garrison writes: "I gave no sanction to John Brown's method of emancipating the slaves, though conceding to him the purest and noblest motives."
On page three of this manuscript, there is a separate note by Francis Jackson Garrison explaining how Henry D. Wertz acquired the Sharp's rifle.
- Call #:
Ms.A.1.1 v.8, p.41A