[Letter To] Dear Mr. Garrison

[Letter To] Dear Mr. Garrison

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Ellis Gray Loring writes to William Lloyd Garrison "in behalf of Susan Cabot, a sister of our friend Mrs. Follen, & a firm supporter of the abolition faith." Loring asks Garrison to write a letter of introduction for Cabot to present to "Miss [Angelina] Grimke, who wrote the admired letter in the Liberator, addessed to you." Loring also discusses William Ellery Channing's "tract on slavery" calling it "the most elaborate work on the philsophy of antislavery I have ever seen" and saying that while he is "grieved at some few censures of the abolitionists," he still thinks "19/20ths of the book are sound in principle." He then mentions "the storm of abuse which Miss [Harriet] Martineau has called on herself from the newspapers, for her independent conduct at the ladies' meeting." He tells Garrison that while Martineau is in "full agreement with the principles of the abolitionists ... she has taken Dr. Channing's notion (a mistaken one I think) of the superiority of individual to associated action." He adds that Martienau is a supporter of immediate emancipation of all slaves with no compensation for slaveholders. Loring says Martineau "wishes to know" Garrison, telling him that she will be at his home around January 10th, and Garrison should come visit if he will be in Boston around then.


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