Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 22 July, 1859
Oliver Johnson requests that William Lloyd Garrison forward to him a copy of the account published in the Liberator of Garrison encounter with Aaron Burr, which Johnson wishes to include in his sketch of Garrison for publication in the "Cyclopedia". Johnson states that he received a letter from Wendell Phillips for publication in the Standard concerning the "Pillsbury-Foster controversy". Johnson informs Garrison that while he finds no fault in the letter as an enunciation of "our relations to the Republican Party, Cheever, Beecfher, etc.", but that he takes issue with the letter providing a shield for Pillsbury and his associates from "deserved censure". Johnson closes by affirming his hope that Pillsbury will be successful in his attempts to "resume cooperation", but finds this doubtful.