To Our Free Colored Brethren

Your moral and intellectual elevation, the advancement of your rights, and the defence of your character, will be a leading object of our paper. We know that you are now struggling against wind and tide, and that adversity ‘has marked you for his own;’, yet among three hundred thousand of your number, some patronage must be given. We ask, and expect, but little: that little may save the life of ‘The Liberator’. Our enemies are numerous, active and inveterate; and a great effort will undoubtedly be made to put us down.
(Liberator, January 1, 1831, pg 3)