Letter from Anna Paul, Northampton, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, July 1850
Anna Paul informs William Lloyd Garrison of the "greatly increased lameness" affecting her right arm, and confides her fears that she may never be able to write again owing to this condition. Paul ascribes her and Garrison's personal acquaintance to the "Providence of God". Paul launches a defense of her late husband Nathaniel Paul against charges of deceit and duplicity, arguing him to have been "incapable of duplicity on any subject whatsoever!" Paul asserts her confidence in Garrison, and encourages him in his many reform movements. Paul promises to send a hand-made article for the Anti-Slavery Fair.
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Manuscript annotated on recto, with "41" in pencil beneath second line of body of text, "Mrs. Anna Paul to W. L. Garrison" in pencil beneath Paul's salutation to Garrison, and "Garrison MSS." stamped in blue ink on the center-right of page.