In this letter to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, William Lloyd Garrison writes: "I find that, during my absence in England, the spirit of 'new organization' spared no pains, and let slip no opportunity, to make me odious with the public, and, especially, to alienate the affections of the colored people from me. They will know that, so long as I retain the confidence of my colored friends, all their machinations against me will prove abortive." Garrison and Nathaniel P. Rogers were given a public welcome from their trip abroad given by black abolitionists and white friends in Marlborough Chapel, Boston. James T. Hall gave Garrison the right hand of fellowship in the presence of this assembly. At the new organizationers' meeting, Nathaniel Colver was abusive. Mrs. Chapman is "even more arduous in her labors." Garrison and Nathaniel P. Rogers will attend both the New Hampshire and the Massachusetts state anti-slavery conventions, where they will report on World's Convention and the London Committee, showing it in its true light. Garrison quotes an editorial from the Quaker paper, The Friend. William Bassett has been excluded from the Society of Friends.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.2, no.214.