Archive for the 'The Newspaper' Category

Colored Support in Boston

August 13, 1831

Writing to a committee of men in Boston, (including J. Telemachus Hilton), acknowledges their support.  “Nothing encourages me more, than to witness the singular unanimity which every where exists among my colored brethren, and to know that they look up to the press as the great instrument under the blessing of God, for accomplishing their restoration.  The liberal donation which they have made… for the support of the Liberator, is the best proof of the deep interrest which is felt on this subject.” 1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI

Colored people of Hartford

July 30, 1831

“The colored people in Hartford, (only 500 in number,) have already subscribed for 50 copies! I am sure that your colored citizens, on learning the design of the paper — that it is to defend their rights and to liberate the slaves — and that it opposes their removal to Africa, will not be outdone in their zeal by those of any other place.”1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI