George Thompson to W. L. Garrison. London, February 27, 1863 [Feb. 26].
Ms. and Lib. 33.46.
I can only send you a very imperfect acknowledgment of your letter of the 10th instant, which reached me at the house of a friend, near Manchester, on the 24th.
A portion of that letter was read at the great meeting held in the Free Trade Hall, on the evening of the same day, to present an address of welcome to the captain of the Griswold.
The George Griswold, a vessel sent from New York to Liverpool laden with food for the suffering Lancashire operatives—the contribution of New York merchants. I was at the same hour attending another immense gathering in the town of Huddersfield.
I read parts of the same letter at a meeting last evening in London, at which an Address was presented to me by
Feb. 25. some kind and partial friends.
The papers I send with this
Lib. 33.46, 160. will give you some account of these proceedings.
It would be impossible to give you a list of all the meet
owerful aid of Harriet Martineau, who wrote scores of editorials on the American question. Westminster Review, Spectator, Nonconformist, British Standard, Dial, Birmingham Post,
The Birmingham Post published an instructive series of letters on the American question from the pen of Mr. Samuel A. Goddard, an American gentleman loBirmingham Post published an instructive series of letters on the American question from the pen of Mr. Samuel A. Goddard, an American gentleman long resident in that city, and a brother of Mrs. Mary May.
They were subsequently collected in a volume (London, 1870). Manchester Examiner, Newcastle Chronicle, Caledonian Mercury, Belfast Whig,
The Belfast Whig was the most influential journal in the north of Ireland.
Its editor, Mr. Frank Harrison Hill, afterwards succeeded England—stands at the head of the list.
We are now arranging for a demonstration in Exeter Hall, to take place on the 29th inst. Our friends in Manchester and Birmingham are organizing branch societies in those important towns; and applications for meetings and deputations are pouring in from all quarters.
Our friend Mr. Webb