Colored people of Hartford

July 30, 1831

“The colored people in Hartford, (only 500 in number,) have already subscribed for 50 copies! I am sure that your colored citizens, on learning the design of the paper — that it is to defend their rights and to liberate the slaves — and that it opposes their removal to Africa, will not be outdone in their zeal by those of any other place.”1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI