Garrison’s Reception in Virginia

” ‘The sad effects of newspsper rivalry (says the N.Y. Evening Post) were never more forcibly exhibited than in the following querulous passeage from the Richmond Enquirer of the 29th —–” ‘ To What Base Uses May We Come at Last.’ The Liberator, the organ of the abolitionists , of the Pillsbury, Garrison and Phillips Stamp, is being actively circulated in the western counties. This is Virginia ! Have we not upon our statutes a law providing for the punishment of these who aid in the circulation of such documents?   And yet a package containing upwards of twenty of these same papers went through the mail yestereday, to a man in Wythe county.”       (Liberator, June 8, 1855, pg 3)