Here is a notice from the Managers addressed to The Abolitionists of Massachusetts. This is in response to Elizur Wright, who has claimed that the Society has virtually given its sanction to all of the theories of government espoused by Garrison. He evidently seeks a stronger control over the Editor. The Managers here respond that they feel quite free to exercise their freedom to vote, “but we will not make, of our own freedom, a fetter for the conscience of our brother.” Signed by sixteen men, including Jackson, Loring, Garrison, Sewall, Phillips, Hilton, and others.
May 31, 1839