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Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879) to Thomas W. Higginson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07483.04 Author/Creator: Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 February 1853 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.3 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07483.04 Author/Creator: Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 February 1853 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.3 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses their list of lecturers, including Frederick Douglass, which he will publish in the next issue of the Liberator. Believes Douglass is on his way from Rochester and will be able to lecture on the 18th. Praises Higginson's speech as "excellent in manner, matter and spirit." On blue paper.

Background Information: Higginson was an American author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was colonel of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first regiment recruited from former slaves for the Federal service during the ...Civil War.
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Full Transcript: Boston, Feb. 1, 1853.
My Dear Friend:
Yours is just received. I will endeavor to hold myself in readiness for either the 18th or the 25th inst. We have received a parcel ...at the office, to-day, for Mr. Douglass, from Rochester; so that it is probable he is on his way, and will be able to give his lecture on the 18th.
Myself out of the question, you have an attractive corps of lectures, as designated in the advertisement, which I will publish in the next Liberator.
Your speech, as reported by Mr. Yerrinton, was sent to you this morning by Mr. May. Allow me to judge, and to pronounce it excellent in manner, matter and spirit. You can alter or add to it, ad libitum.
Yours, with much regard,
Wm. Lloyd Garrison.
Rev. T. W. Higginson.

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People: Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryAbolitionSlaveryReform Movement

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