[Letter To] My Dear Garrison

[Letter To] My Dear Garrison

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James Miller M'Kim writes to William Lloyd Garrison after learning that Garrison is "to address a Freedmens Aid meeting at Manchester" and he wishes to inform him of "the latest news of our movement." M'Kim insists that "It is still a movement" and "the more [President] Johnson hates it and the more the rebel[s] gnash their teeth against it, the more prosperously it goes forward". He says the mission of the Bureau to educate former slaves is the reason it is so hated by former slave masters and Copperhead Democrats. "A Copperhead Democrat hates negro education worsre than the Devil hates holy water," he writes. He discusses ways that President Johnson has tried to sabotage the agency and their success "establishing normal schools, and graded schools" throughout the South. M'Kim also sends Garrison a copy of "the Freedman" (not included) which explains the "school system we are trying to inaugurate." He asks Garrison about the Paris Conference aimed at ending slavery globally and asks him to "pay us a visit." In the postscript, M'Kim describes the "Normal school we are about to establish in Tennessee" and asks about Garrison's family, commenting on the death of the father of Henry Villard, Garrison's son-in-law, "Poor Harry! ... Hereafter you will be his only father."
Branch Call Number: MS A.1.2 v.35, p.128A
Characteristics: 1 leaf (6 p.) ; 21 cm

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