[Letter To] Mr. Editor

[Letter To] Mr. Editor

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Prudence Crandall writes this letter to "Mr. Editor" (William Lloyd Garrison was in England at the time) and describes her arrest and imprisonment, along with her sister, Almira Crandall, "for the crime of teaching females of color who are not inhabitants of this state". Crandall says that as no one appeared "to give bonds for my appearance at court the law has had its full effect and I have been committed to the county jail in close confinement from which place I now write you." Almira Crandall, however, "was acquitted by the court, they having neglected to appoint her a guardian she being a minor." After her autograph, Crandall asks for the Liberator to be sent to Lydia Congdon, stating that she already took money for the subscription. She also adds, that "Afternoon 4 o'clock I am this moment liberated - Mr. George Benson came forward and gave bonds for me."


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