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4 As usual, Arthur Tappan was promptly on hand with material and moral support. Under date of Oct. 18, 1831, he writes from New York (Ms.): ‘Mr. Lundy this morning [read] me an extract from a N. C. paper, stating that the Grand Jury had found a bill of indictment against you and your partner “for distributing incendiary papers in that State” ; and that you would be demanded from the Governor of Mass. I do not know how much importance to attach to this, but I wish to say that if money is needed to save you from the fangs of these wretches, I will supply it. I annex a letter of credit for $1000, and authorize you to use it without hesitation, if there should be occasion, in any way your personal safety may require, [and] you may depend on as much more if it should be [needed], of which I hope you will not fail to advise me.’ In the same letter Mr. Tappan related that his house at New Haven had been stoned a few nights before by some obscene fellows, shouting ‘Magdalen’ (see “Life of Arthur Tappan,” p. 112) and ‘Immediate Emancipation.’ See, also, Lib. 1.171.
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