William Lloyd Garrison tells about the death and the character of Mary Benson. He meditates on death and includes a quotation from a poem by Mrs. Hemans. Charles Stuart, who was once Garrison's friend but is now an enemy, is circulating Knapp's Liberator. Isaac Knapp accused William Lloyd Garrison, along with Francis Jackson, Ellis G. Loring, Samuel Philbrick, Edmund Quincy, and William Bassett, of defrauding him. Garrison gives a lengthy history of the Liberator, the dissolution of partnership with Knapp, and the final transfer of ownership. He discusses Knapp's lack of business ability, debt, drinking, marriage, misery, and the death of his wife.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.3, no.34.