Above the salutation is this note: "Verbatim copy of a letter written by Mr. Garrison to Sarah M. Douglass, Secretary of the Female Literary Association of Philadelphia."
William Lloyd Garrison writes that the constitution of the Female Literary Association [of Philadelphia] was published in the Dec. 3 issue, (No. 49), of the Liberator. He enumerates five admirable features of such societies. Garrison writes: "My hopes for the elevation of your race are mainly centered upon you and others of your sex." Garrison gives advice.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.1, no.59.