Transcribed, handwritten copy of letter; not William Lloyd Garrison's handwriting.
Mr. Burlingame would like to fill the gap for you next week if he can and you can get no one else. Right now, Mr. Burlingame is not sure that he will go because he has to lecture at the Mercantile Library Association in Boston the following night. Samuel Joseph May has prepared an admirable lecture on the rise and progress of the anti-slavery movement since 1830. The delivery of May's speech in New York would be an antidote to the "poisonous tirade" made by Frederick Douglass in the Tabernacle. William Lloyd Garrison has been ill a fortnight.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.4, no.105.