Here are quotes which hint at the letters received by The editor :
The first letter is dated Princeton, N.J. , August 4th. And was written probably by the son of a slaveholder in one of the schools in that place. I publish it verbatim. It is impossible to guage the nastiness, stupidity, and depravity of the mind which endited it. ……..
Mr. William Lloyd Garrison –
You d ___d rascal __….O you pitiful scoundrel ! you toad eater! Hell is gaping for you! …………..
The second letter, it seems, is from one who is avowedly a slaveholder. It is impudent, audacious and inconsistent to a marvel………….I would not , wittingly, harm a hair of their heads, nor injure them in their lawful property. I am not their enemy, but their friend…… They will surely be destroyed if they do not repent. Men must be free; and whoever unjustly takes away their liberty, must expect a dreadful retaliation…..if they continue to oppress, they must not expect to go unpunished …..
(Liberator , Sept. 10, 1831, pg 1)