Since Henry Clarke Wright left, little has been done for nonresistance. William Lloyd Garrison refers to a debate between George Barrell Cheeever and John L. O'Sullivan on capital punishment. William Lloyd Garrison says that the committee of the state legislature reported unfavorably on "our" petition against capital punishment. John A. Collins will probably resign the anti-slavery agency to work for Robert Owen's brand of socialism. Garrison does not think that John A. Collins's moral philosophy is sufficiently Christian. Joshua Coffin is "at present in this region, lecturing to good acceptance respecting the tour that he made to the South, two or three years" ago. Garrison intends to move from Cambridgeport to the house of Ellis Gray Loring. Nathaniel Colver, Amos A. Phelps, and Joshua Leavitt were appointed delegates to the London anti-slavery convention by the new organization.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.3, no.59.