Two anti-Liberator letters from Southern cities

In its Refuge of Oppression column, a February, 1839, Liberator quotes two letters under the sarcastic title, Polite Letters from the South.  One letter, from Somerton, Virginia, addressed Garrison:  “You can remain in Boston, and preach your doctrines, but coward-like, afraid to open your mouth elsewhere.  The writer will visit your paper soon, and pull your d___d nose for you”.

The second letter, from the Lynch Club of Charleston, South Carolina addresses Garrison:  “You son of a bitch: If you ever send such papers here again, we will come and give you a good Lynching; for the State will pay all expenses.  So you had better keep them at home”.

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