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From New York Mr. Garrison proceeded once more to New Haven, to renew his sittings to Nathaniel Jocelyn,1 which lasted three days. During this time he was kept shut up by the artist in a room adjoining the studio, so arranged that in case of an attempt to seize him he could make a safe exit. Without such precautions, in a city swarming with colonizationists and where his person was known to many, it would have been foolhardy to venture within reach of the truculent Judson, whom he may well have passed on the way thither. ‘I hope,’ wrote Almira Crandall to Henry Benson, from Canterbury, on April 30, ‘that our friend Garrison will be2 enabled to escape the fury of his pursuers. Our anxieties for him were very great at the time Judson went to New York, as we expected his business was to take Mr. G.’ Despite this and all other dangers, the time was consumed without molestation until the packet was ready to be boarded.

W. L. Garrison to Miss Harriet Minot.

below the harbor of New York,3 May 1, 1833.
I am now fairly embarked for Liverpool, on board the ship Hibernia, Captain Maxwell. We lie about ten miles below the city, at anchor; and here we must remain twenty-four hours. . . .


1 Originally an engraver, and one of the founders of the National Bank Note Co. Afterwards he devoted himself to painting, and quickly achieved distinction by his portraiture. He died Jan. 13, 1881, not long surviving his brother, who died August 17, 1879, and with whose anti-slavery sentiments and endeavors he was in the fullest sympathy. The circumstance of Mr. Garrison's concealment was related by him in August, 1879. The steel engraving was published in the spring of 1834. On April 23, Mr. Garrison expressed himself in regard to it as follows to G. W. Benson: ‘I have just received my portrait as engraved by my dear friend Jocelyn, and am sorry to say that all who have seen it agree with me in the opinion that it is a total failure. I am truly surprised that, familiar as he is with my features, he has erred so widely in his attempt to delineate them. On his account, too, I am sorry, for he will fail to make such a sale of the picture as will remunerate him for his labor—at least, I presume this will be the fact’ (Ms.) The plate was afterwards retouched, but still left too much to be desired.

2 Ms.

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