The Press for Douglass

June 25, 1847

A letter to Garrison, from Robert Lockhart, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, May 31, brings notice of the intent by friends to raise money for ” the purpose of  purchasing a steam printing press, and other materials, suitable to establishing a newspaper, for Frederick Douglass, he to be editor of the paper, and other matters to be connected with it to be conducted by colored people alone  — the press to be called “Cambria“, after the steamer of the same name, in consequence of the disgraceful treatment received by our brother from the agent of that vessel. ….”

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