Leaders of black Boston present cup to Garrison

In a letter to members of the appropriate committee, Garrison writes thanking them for a silver cup which was presented to him at the home of George Putnam.  It was presented on the occasion of a farewell gathering as Garrison prepared for his first trip to England.  After members of the black community had gathered with Garrison at the Meeting House, a few met afterwards down the street where Putnam lived.  In his letter Garrison writes:  “I thank you for this liberal expression of your sentiments.  It was not needed to convince me of your friendship for my person … Gratitude shall engrave your names upon the tablet of my memory, more deeply than they are engraved upon this cup… I will endeavor to be more worthy of your regard.”  (April 4, 1833  readinggarrisonsletters.)

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