Letter to John Quincy Adams re. antislavery petitions

Evidently the letter is in response to a statement by Adams in which he had said that he could “..give no countenance or support’ to petitions which had been presented to him.   These petitions called for an end to slavery in the District of Columbia.  Garrison strongly rebukes Adams and demands a public explanation of his reasons for the statement.  Garrison hopes that this may render “unneccsary a second letter from my pen.  Still distrusting your abiity to make error truth, and fraud equity, and cruelty benevolence, I remain, with unfeigned respect …  “