A long letter, dated March 23, from Andover Seminary, addressed to Garrison, and signed “Quisquis”, includes:
“Abolitionists were often such questions as these: ‘Why can you not agree to form a Society in which ALL can unite?’ What is the necessity to having it an auxiliary
to the N.E. Anti-Slavery Society, or to any other existing institution? Why not call it the African Friends Society, or the Emancipation Society, or by some other name less offensive than Anti-Slavery?’” Then the writer goes on to suggest that perhaps some , who are good abolitionists, do not like the name “Anti-Slavery” because in reality that they do not want to identify with “Garrison and his imprudencies”.