William Lloyd Garrison's health is no worse for the visit, and perhaps a little better. Henry C. Wright, William Adams, and William L. Garrison are staying at Thomas Truesdell's house. Alvan Stewart did not succeed in opposing Judge Jay on the amendment of their constitution; the vote was a close one, with the leading abolitionists divided. Other resolutions were adopted unanimously. Garrison says: "Sectarianism has received another hearty blow at the hands of the delegates---particularly with reference to any new organization." A large meeting of colored friends in Zion's Church was addressed by Beriah Green, Alvan Stewart, Rev. Cross, Charles W. Denison, and William Lloyd Garrison. Garrison welcomed Mary Benson and her companions upon their arrival. Garrison has been treated kindly and cordially by all. A four-hour meeting was held in the tabernacle, with speeches made by James G. Birney, Edmund Quincy, Dr. McCune Smith (a person of color), Gerrit Smith, and Alvan Stewart.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.2, no.114.