William Lloyd Garrison writes this letter at the home of Thomas McClintock and gives an account of his journey through Albany, Utica, and Rochester. Garrison met Alvan Stewart in Utica and declined staying with him. Alvan Stewart and James C. Jackson were uneasy with Garrison's opinions on the third party. At Rochester, Garrison received a cordial reception from Isaac Post and Lewis Burtis, etc. They were joined by Abby Kelley (Foster). William Lawrence Chaplin tried to champion the third party, but he "made a miserable work of it." Garrison traveled from Rochester to Farmington. There was an evening assembly at Joseph C. Hathaway's house. At Waterloo, addresses were made by John Anderson Collins, Jacob Ferris, Abby Kelley (Foster), and William Lloyd Garrison. Garrison spoke "the greater part of the time, in blowing up the priesthood, church, worship, Sabbath, &c. as they now exist. A very deep impression was evidently made." There is a great interest in the George Latimer case.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.3, no.47.