The newspaper

Jan. 7, 1841

“We have lost since last January, nearly 500 subscribers, over and above all additions; besides cutting off two or three hundred delinquent subscribers.  Several of those who have  hitherto stood firmly by the paper, have ordered their subscriptions to be stopped.  The Sabbath Convention has been more than they could tolerate; and to save the formal observance of the first day of the week, they are willing that slavery should be perpetuated.”   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI