Letter from Eliza Frances Eddy, [Boston, Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1855 Nov[ember] 4
Eliza Frances Eddy writes to William Lloyd Garrison disobeying his "injuction yesterday of not answering your letter" in order to express to him "the comfort it gives us to have your letters." She reports on the state of her father, Francis Jackson, and his health, telling Garrison that he slept better last night and she "hope[s] that he will be more comfortable and that nature will rally and let us have hime with us a longer time yet ..." Eddy says that "we find our faith in Spiritualism to be a great source of happiness to us both." She encourages Garrison, himself recovering from illness, not to come visit her father and "expose yourself [to] this damp weather, and while you are gaining," even though Mrs. [Helen Eliza] Garrison had earlier visited her family. She tells Garrison he "will feel glad when you see him [Francis Jackson] to find his mind so calm, & strengthened now that some of the cares of Earth are thrown off and he feels that he has finished his work." Eddy also promises to tell Garrison if Jackson's health should worsen.