Besides all this, the editor has been put to great expense in travelling unremunerated from place to place, delivering addresses, attending public meetings, conventions, &c., &c. Moreover, the low price at which the paper is afforded to subscribers allows scarcely any profit, even when they are punctual in their payments. It is a remarkable fact, that, of the whole number of subscribers to the Liberator, only about one-fourth are white. The paper, then, belongs emphatically to the people of color—it is their organ—and to them its appeals will come with peculiar force. Let them remember that so strong are the prejudices of the whites against it, we cannot at present expect much support from them. And surely, by a very trifling combination of effort and means, the colored population might easily give vigor and stability to the paper. In Philadelphia, they number 25,000; in New York, 20,000; in Baltimore, 10,000; and they are numerous in other places. True, they are poor and trodden down; but how can they arise without having a press to lift up its voice in their behalf? They are poor—but taking the paper will not make them any poorer—it will add to their respectability, their intelligence, and their means. It is for them, therefore, to decide this question— Shall the Liberator die? We now print and circulate 2300 copies of the Liberator, weekly. Of this number, 400 are taken in Philadelphia; 300 in New York; 200 in Boston; and the rest are scattered through the free States; making a total of about 2000 actual subscribers. Of the remaining 300 we send 40 to Hayti, and the same number to England. Our exchange with other papers has been about 150—other copies are distributed gratuitously.The partners next make an estimate of the cost of printing the Liberator, and, allowing $700 for the editor's support, show an annual deficit of $1700. They propose the raising of a fund of one thousand dollars, in shares of ten dollars each, to be paid over to the Treasurer of the New England Anti-Slavery Society on or before the
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