Early Influence of English Abolitionists on Garrison

Writing to Samuel J. May,  Dec. 4, 1832, Garrison’s words illustrate the early trans-Atlantic connections of his work with Abolitionists.  “Our coadjutors in England are fighting most manfully, with spiritual weapons against sin and cruelty.  I have just received from them a large bundle of anti-slavery pamphlets, tracts, circulars … The British abolitionists waste no ammunition   — every shot tells  —they write in earnest — they call, as did old John Knox, a fig a fig, and a spade a spade …..”  (Source: readinggarrisonsletters, Dec 4, 1832)

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