To Our Free Colored Brethren

Your moral and intellectual elevation, the advancement of your rights, and the defence of your character, will be a leading object of our paper. We know that you are now struggling against wind and tide, and that adversity has marked you for his own; yet among three hundred thousand of your number, some patronage may be given. We ask, and expect, but little: that little may save the life of The Liberator. Our enemies are numerous, active and inveterate; and a great effort will undoubtedly be made to put us down.