Liberator finances

Sept. 28, 1849

Writing to the Financial Committee of the Liberator:  “I find it necessary to state that, during the present quarter ending on Sunday next, (always the most barren of receipts of the whole four,) the whole amount received by the General Agent has only been sufficient to cover the expenses of the paper, exclusive of my own salary for three months, of which I  have received but $32.00 –leaving a balance due of $268, reckoning in the usual manner, which sum I am owing for rent, fuel, groceries, medical attendance, clothing, &c. &c. and must look in the face the first of the week, with an empty purse and pocket….”  1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI