Handwritten transcription; not William Lloyd Garrison's handwriting. Above the salutation is this note: "Verbatim copy of a letter written by Wm. L. Garrison to Sarah M. Douglass on the death of her mother and the remarkable James Forten."
William Lloyd Garrison gives his condolences on the death of Miss Sarah Mapps Douglass's mother and tells of his appreciation for the deceased. Garrison asks about Robert Douglass's success (as a portrait painter) since returning from Europe. Garrison notes the death of James Forten and praises him. Henry Clarke Wright is in Philadelphia. Garrison comments about Henry Clarke Wright: "The world hates him, because he is not of the world. He is one of the most indefatigable and enlightened reformers that have ever suffered in the cause of righteousness. Yet how much is he slandered, how widely contem[n]ed, how basely misrepresented! May his health, strength and life long be precious in the sight of the Lord!"
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.3, no.27.