Bump or Gump ??

Mr. Editor, — Having read your paper considerable for the last sixteen years, I have come to this conclusion, that an Abolitionist is like unto a bettlebug, endeavoring to pass through the glass window at night, for light.  Slavery must work out its own salvation, wherever it exists.  This is the soul’s truth, in all things.              BUMP

‘Bump’  has not appended his true signature; it should be ‘Gump’ – for conclusions to which he has come, after reading our paper for so long a period, indicate a plentiful lack’ of understanding on his part, so as to render any attempt to enlighten him a hopeless undertaking.  We must therefore let him ‘slide.’

                                                                (Liberator, July 24, 1857, pg 3)