Copy. Whereabouts of original manuscript unknown. In the hand of another person.
William Lloyd Garrison regrets not being able to attend the anti-slavery meeting in North Brookfield. Garrison is mentally and physically unfit to participate in public meetings due to his "water 'crisis,' in the development of humor and boils." Three of his children are sick with colds, coughs, and some fever. Garrison believes there is much prejudice "against us" in North Brookfield. He advises explaining their position rather than dealing severely with those "who are not yet with us." The Free Soil movement should be hailed as proof of progress, though a higher position should be manifested. He suggests spending the heaviest ammunition on Zachary Taylor's party.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.3, no.257.