anxious to witness a representation of its most striking scenes on the stage.1 Hildreth's “White Slave” is also finding a rapid2 sale.3 Another volume, called “Uncle Tom in England,” has been published.
Ten thousand copies were taken by “the trade” the first day. There is just now an unprecedented demand for anti-slavery literature.
Behold the fruit of your labors and rejoice.
, writing on January 10, 1853, to Elizabeth Pease
concerning the late Anti-Slavery Bazaar, reported:
We could not see that “Uncle Tom” helped us to any more4 purchasers.
It seems he aided in giving us more goods from England.
We made up a purse and bought a beautiful French5 bronze statuette of a negro for Mrs. Stowe. . . . By the by, Mrs. Stowe is coming to your country, by invitation of6 Wardlaw, etc. I fear she will fall into bad hands and do us harm.7 But we must endure.
Her service to the cause has been a great one.
But “ Uncle Tom” would never have been written8 had not Garrison developed the facts; and never would have9 succeeded had he not created readers and purchasers.
She has called on Garrison,10 and visited our Depository.
Whether she knows anything of the real obstacles and difficulties of such a cause as ours, I cannot tell.
I am afraid religious associations will throw her into Tappan's hands.
Well, after all,11 as long as there are slaves there'll be work, and no one can hinder our aiding.
Let God and the future see to men's being understood.
The beginning of Mrs. Stowe
's acquaintance with Mr. Garrison
could not have been very remote from the date of the following letter from her distinguished brother, who felt a drawing in the same direction.