[Letter To] My Dear Garrison

[Letter To] My Dear Garrison

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Oliver Johnson writes to William Lloyd Garrison sending him "the Fourth volume of the Rebellion Record." He says that "a large capital is invested in the work, which is not likely, I think, to prove immediately profitable." He asks Garrison to send the publisher, "Mr. Evans," "a few old numbers of the Liberator containing editorial notices and advertisements" about the Rebellion Record, suggesting that this "will make it easy for me to get for you the subsequent volumes as they come out." Johnson also comments on the approaching issue of the Emancipation Proclamation, to be announced on January 1, and his hope that it will be "a day of Jubilee." He explains that he does "not doubt that the President will fulfill the promise of Sept[ember] 22d, but I presume he will do it in such a cold, formal, uninspiring way, that we shall feel ourselves under a wet blanket, and be obliged to qualify our rejoicing after a fashion that will greatly annoy us." Johnson thinks "'Old Abe' seems utterly incapable of a really grand action" and he fears "that our government will go to destruction before the final victory of freedom."
Branch Call Number: MS A.1.2 v.31, p.169A
Characteristics: 1 leaf (4 p.) ; 20 cm

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