Board asserts Editorial independence of the Liberator

Here is an item from the Board of Managers of the Massachusetts Antislavery Society, “To the Public”, signed by Francis Jackson, President, Sept 5, 1837.  At a meeting of the Society there had evidently been a number of delegates who expressed concern that they did not agree with Garrison’s view on the Sabbath.  This includes Garrison’s response that he allows all views to be expressed in the paper, in addition to his own.   The article includes a Resolution voted by the Board, that its role is to sustain the paper. “leaving its editorial department entirely in the hands of William Lloyd Garrison.”

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