1841 February 16. George W. Benson ALS to Charles Perry; Brooklyn, [New York].
Regarding the General Assembly session of Rhode Island, which Perry attended with an anti-slavery petition. "We are much engaged at this time in getting up a [antislavery] convention for the eastern section of this State to be held in Willimantic [Connecticut]." The friends in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, raised fifty dollars for the American [Anti-Slavery] Society, and funds from friends in England helped save the "National Anti-Slavery Standard" from folding.