Frederick Douglass and His Paper

September 2, 1853

A communication from William C. Nell, written to Garrison, in which Nell includes a letter to Douglass.  Nell indicates that Douglass has “misrepresented my sayings and doings at the meeting recently held in Boston.”  There is reference to remarks Nell has made about the relation of Garrison and Douglass.  Nell’s letter includes remarks he made at that Boston meeting, in which he rose, he claims,  neither to defend Garrison, nor to offend Douglass.    The Editor indicates that “grossly personal and wholly unjustifiable assaults of Mr. Douglass upon Mr. Nell , Mr. Purvis, and Mr. Remond, demand some notice from us, which we are again obliged to defer.”