William Lloyd Garrison questions the religious value of the Thanksgiving feast and fasting by the order of the governor. Garrison meditates on his approaching thirtieth birthday. He hopes to write more and to write better while in Brooklyn, Conn. Garrison expresses his non-resistant views. He sympathizes with the principles of the Friends (Quakers), who should remember the examples of John Woolman and Anthony Benezet. Garrison praises Gerrit Smith for openly joining the anti-slavery society and Harriet Martineau for attending a meeting of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. Garrison conveys his respect for Moses Brown.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.1, no.229.