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Acknowledgment.—Just before midnight, on Sabbath1 evening last, in Brooklyn, Connecticut, the Deputy Sheriff of Windham County, in behalf of those zealous patrons of colored schools, those plain, independent republicans, those highminded patriots, those practical Christians,

Andrew T. Judson,
Rufus Adams,
Solomon Paine,
Capt. Richard Fenner,
Doctor Harris,

presented me with five indictments for a panegyric upon their virtuous and magnanimous actions, in relation to Miss Crandall's nigger school in Canterbury, inserted in the Liberator of March 16, 1833. I shall readily comply with their polite and urgent invitation to appear at the Windham County Court on the second Tuesday of December, to show cause why, &c., &c. As they have generously given me precept upon precept, I shall give them in return line upon line—here (in the Liberator) a little, and there (in the court room) a great deal.

These suits were never brought to trial. They were2 continued, at Mr. Garrison's request, to the March term of the county court (1834), and were again postponed to the fourth Tuesday in January, 1835, previous to which date the following proposal was addressed by the cashier of the Windham County Bank to Mr. Benson:

Dec. 27, 1834.
3 dear sir: I am requested to say to you that the five suits against Mr. Garrison can be withdrawn upon condition that neither party shall receive cost of the other; provided Mr. Garrison answers to the proposition by the 10th of January. I am also requested to ask whether you will communicate this to Mr. Garrison and receive his answer, which may be communicated to the plaintiffs.

Yours respectfully,

The proposition was accepted by the defendant in accordance with the pithy advice of Mr. Benson—‘You ’

1 Lib. 3.175.

2 Lib. 3.203; 4.39.

3 Ms. Geo. Benson to W. L. G.

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