Letter from Andrew Paton, Birkenhead, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, July 16 
George Thompson expresses to William Lloyd Garrison his pleasure at the latter's "gaining health & vigor", and states that Garrison's renewed and rejuvenated health will be a welcome sign following years of labor in service of abolition. Thompson recounts having received a letter from Oliver Johnson regarding that year's Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends, and reports that Lucretia Mott, Robert Purvis, and E. M. Davis were in attendance. Thompson describes a letter printed in the National Anti-Slavery Standard suggesting the nomination of Wendell Phillips and John Mercer Langston for President and Vice-President on the Republican Party ticket in 1868.
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Manuscript annotated on recto, with "167" in pencil above Thompson's salutation to Garrison, "1867" in pencil beneath letterhead date, and "86B" in pencil along left-bottom margin of page.
Manuscript annotated on verso, with "George Thompson, Birkenhead, July 16 1867" in pencil along center-right margin of page.
Manuscript includes stamped envelope, addressed to "Wm. Lloyd Garrison Esq / Huntly Lodge / Napier Road / Edin." Envelope has two one-penny denomination stamps affixed to recto, along with an annotation reading "Andrew Paton, Glasgow, July 16, 1867" on left margin of page. Envelope verso has postmarked stamped in black ink.