Handwritten transcription of letter; not William Lloyd Garrison's handwriting.
William Lloyd Garrison says that his countrymen regard him as "a seditious and pestilent fellow." Angelina E. Grimké sent to Garrison the gift of five guineas from Elizabeth Pease Nichol. There are 1,200 anti-slavery societies established in the non-slaveholding parts of the United States. Organized opposition to the abolitionist cause has vanished in New England. Political parties are now bowing to the abolitionists. No impression has been made in the slave states. Garrison discourses on national pride. Garrison praises the efforts of women on behalf of the slaves. A million names were sent to Congress on petitions opposing the annexation of Texas. Garrison notes the influence of the Grimkés.
See Ms.A.1.1 v.2, p.69 and Ms.A.1.1 v.2, p. 73 for two more handwritten transcriptions of this same letter. (Call No. Ms.A.1.1 v.2, p.69 also includes a letter by Sarah Moore Grimké to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, April 9, 1838(?).)
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.2, no.102.