[Letter] To William Lloyd Garrison

[Letter] To William Lloyd Garrison

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In this printed letter to William Lloyd Garrison, the "Citizens of Glasgow" salute Garrison "in a few sentences, expressive of our esteem, and of our sympathy with you in the success of that cause in which you have acted a part so distinguished." They praise Garrison's personal character and in response to Garrison's claim that he has only done his duty, they reply, "it is precisely because you have done your duty that we hold you in admiration, and tender you our expression of it." They place Garrison's name "on the roll of promoters of human dignity" and further praise him as a reprsentative of the American abolitionist movement and "the Representative of North American Patriots, and through you we hail them with our highest honors." The authors also refer to the support of some British statesmen, writers, and others who supported the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and comment that "millions of Britons felt as much indignation at their conduct as you and your countrymen could feel, and were additionally ashamed for the dishonour they did our country." At the end of the letter, it states that the resolution was moved by Rev. Henry Calderwood and seconded by Rev. H.W. Crosskey. It also states that, "This Meeting desires to express its sympathy with the American people under all the losses entailed by the recent war; [and] its hearty congratulations on the issue, in the liberation of millions of Slaves ..."


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