J. B. Lang to Frederick Douglass, March 6, 1855

J. B. Lang to Frederick Douglass. PLSr: Frederick DouglassP, 30 March 1855. Suggests developing a system of aiding fugitive slaves in Canada.


Needs Review


F.D.P. 30 March, 1855 p.1 c.3


Through your valuable paper I wish to make a suggestion to the friends of the fugitives in Canada. Many of us would be more willng to contribute to their aid, if their was some systematic mode of applying such aid.

Now to secure this, let us form sewing societies in every place where one can be sustained, composed of both males and females, to meet monthly, or oftener, to labor and contribute to a fund for this object. Then let enough of those societies unite and hire a teacher, who shall establish a school among the fugitives, and set as our Agent in the disposition of the articles made or otherwise obtained. We have a society in this place of the above character, and it has in the short time it has been in operation, (10 months,) sent nearly fifty dollars to Canada, and have now on hand nearly fifty more in money and articles of clothing.

What think the friends of this proposition? Who will co-operate with our society for this object? If any, please address the subscriber, stating the probable amount you can raise, and you shall each be informed of the result. Truly yours,

J.B. Lang

HUNTINGTON, O, March 6, 1855 -Syracuse Wesleyan.

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