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[195] how ought it to flame for two millions of as valuable and immortal souls, who are crushed beneath the iron car of despotism? O that my countrymen would look at things in their true light! O that they might feel as keenly for a black skin as for a white one! forgetting me entirely, and thinking only of the poor slave!

Your generosity deeply affects my heart; but as I have done nothing, and can do nothing, in the cause of African emancipation, to merit such a gift, I must receive your donation only as a loan on interest—to be repaid as soon as Providence may enable me to do so. At present, I am opulent in nothing but gratitude, though my language is cold and penurious. Be good enough to make my acknowledgments to Mr. J. C. Lovejoy, for his friendly sympathies. Friend Lundy desires to be affectionately remembered. May God bless and prosper you and yours, is the prayer of


Mr. Garrison lingered in Baltimore for several weeks after the above letter was written, but, finding that his second trial, on Todd's personal suit, would not occur till the fall, unable to wait there so long, and satisfied that he could expect no justice from a Maryland jury or court, he determined to make no contest, and to let the case go by default. When it came to trial, therefore, the evidence was entirely one-sided and substantially the same as that given in the previous trial, though Captain Brown now appeared by deposition, testifying that the slaves were kindly treated on the voyage, and claiming credit for having ‘actually relieved their 2 condition in some degree,’ since he had carried them to ‘a climate much more congenial to their nature.’ He also expressed his belief that this was the only case in which Mr. Todd had allowed slaves to be carried in any of his

1 Appended to this letter was the following note, which Mr. Dole carefully cancelled by drawing his pen emphatically across it several times:—

Baltimore, July 14, 1830.
$100.

For value received, I promise to pay Ebenezer Dole, or his order, the sum of One Hundred Dollars, with interest, on demand.

Witness, Isaac Knapp.


The original letter is in possession of the Union League Club of New York.

2 Lib. 1.2.

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