Letter from Henry Wright Clarke, West Gloucester, [Gloucester, Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 63 Nov[ember] 22
Henry Clarke Wright writes to William Lloyd Garrison asking about his plans to travel to Philadelphia the following week (for the upcoming 30th anniversary of the founding of the American Anti-Slavery Society). Clarke says he "long[s] to go to it much ... & would like to be present at this & it is the last I shall attend, & I hope will be the last to be held - the object of the existence of that organization being accomplished & Negro slavery abolished forever." He tells Garrison his own travel plans and remarks "It will be a great occassion." Clarke then discusses the purpose of the American Anti-Slavery Society with the coming end of slavery and advises Garrison to "terminate the existence of that Society." He thanks Garrison for his "treatment of the Administration" and for not dismissing Non-Resistance or defending himself against those who charged him with "inconsistency." He also discusses his latest lectures and comments on talk about the next president, stating that while people "generally seem to settle on Lincoln" there is also talk that "Wendell Phillips should give the nation its next president."
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Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in blue ink on white, lined paper with a faint, embossed logo in the head- spine corner of the page. Above the salutation, the number "121" is written in pencil.