PROCEEDINGS AGAINST WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, FOR A LIBEL. William Lloyd Garrison.
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, FOR A LIBEL.

PROCEEDINGS AGAINST WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, FOR A LIBEL.

Baltimore: Printed by William Wooddy, 1847. 32pp. Persistent browning at lower margins. Disbound. Good+.

In 1834 Garrison was convicted in a Baltimore court of libeling Francis Todd of Newburyport, Mass, by falsely accusing him of involvement in the slave trade. The author, annoyed that Garrison attributed his defeat to bias against his anti-slavery views, emphasizes that the voir dire of jury members demonstrated their strong opposition to slavery and the slave trade; and that Garrison's conviction resulted from his reckless journalism.
This offering was first published in Baltimore in 1841 [see LCP 4023]. The author issued it again because "the prominence before the public eye, which the chief individual in it, has, in one way or another, contrived to maintain, has kept alive an inquiry for the pamphlet, which the present republication of it is intended to supply." For a discussion of the Todd libel trial, see Finkelman 163-164.
Sabin 26710. LCP 4024. Cohen 13336. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Eberstadt, Decker, Work, Blockson. Item #37499

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