and a strong reluctance, that we addressed our Circular to some of our Philadelphia friends, conscious how much they had done to give stability to the Liberator. But we had but this hard alternative—either to suffer the paper to die, or make known the embarrassments into which the publication of our Thoughts had unavoidably plunged us. The idea of the suppression of the Liberator was to us as dreadful almost as the cutting off a right hand, or plucking out a right eye. How would Southern kidnappers and their apologists shout! What a prodigious shock would be given to the lively sensibilities of the friends of humanity in every part of the nation! What extensive injury would be done to the abolition cause! With what exultations would its overthrow be hailed by the Colonization leaders! I am happy to inform you that the appeal we put forth to our friends will not be in vain. Already we are enabled to assure you that there is no cause for apprehension in regard to
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