Twenty-Third Volume

January 7, 1853

As he begins the twenty-third volume of the paper, Garrison includes here one letter from a person who cancels his subscription, and two new subscriptions.  One of the two is from Henry Ward Beecher.  Beecher says he wants the paper in part, “because it is one of the few papers in which I can find a fair representation of the sentiments of those who do not agree, as well as a representation of the views of those who do agree with you.”  The editor comments:  “This tribute to the fairness and impartiality of The Liberator is certainly deserved; and when it ceases to be, may every subscriber drop the paper as unworthy of his patronage, and place its editor in the ranks of the unjust and cowardly!”