Abolitionist, son of a slaveholder

August 25, 1843

A letter from  Wm. T. Allen, Peoria, Illinois.   He is a slaveholder’s son, who first saw the paper at Lane Seminary, and was initially angry, but has changed his mind, and is an abolitionist.  He describes how difficult it is to maintain a public abolitionist position.  He cannot subscribe to the Liberator, for he has not the money to do so, but is hopeful that he might receive a copy “now and then”.