Garrison to his prosecutor, while jailed in Baltimore.

To his prosecutor:  “Your presumptuous, feeble, ridiculous remarks upon the subject of slavery, and the rights of slaveholders, exhausted my patience.  A buzzing fly may disturb the equanimity of a sage; but if a pin be stuck through its wings, the insect,  Sir, is harmless.  Beware of my pen!” ( May 13, 1830 readinggarrisonsletters)

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