Douglass, the North Star

Oct. 20, 1847

Writing to Helen, from Cleveland, severely ill, Garrison wonders about Douglass.  “Is it not strange that Douglass has not written a single line to me, or to any one, in this place, inquiring after my health, since he left me on a bed of illness?  It will also greatly surprise our friends in Boston to hear, that, in regard to his project for establishing a paper here, to be called ‘The North Star’, he never opened to me his lips on the subject, nor asked my advice in any particular whatever.  Such conduct grieves me to the heart. …”  1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI