Contemporary Copy of William Lloyd Garrison Letter with Secretarial Signature to Senator Charles Sumner. Three pages, 5" x 8", Boston, May 3, 1866. Contains great argument by Garrison for justice. Half inch separation along vertical crease; bold writing; fine.

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    Garrison was an abolitionist and social reformer. This is an excellent example of his constant struggle for justice and social reform. Here, he writes to Senator Sumner of Massachusetts concerning Charles Colburn, a resident of Boston, whose position as "Yeoman on board of the Recieiving ship 'Ohio' and 'Franklin'" was abolished by President Polk in 1857. Colburn said that the government owed him fifteen months pay from his time of service. Stressing how this is a matter of justice, Garrison writes, "The attention of yourself and Mr. Wilson [Senator Henry Wilson, also from Massachusetts] is respectfully solicited to this case; for this is related to a single individual, it nevertheless concerns the cause of justice, and to the support of that cause, whether on a large or small scale, you and your colleague are ever disposed to do all in your power."

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