William Lloyd Garrison is writing on behalf of the sculptor John Adams Jackson, who wants to try try his luck in New York. Jackson is offering to make busts "pro tempore, for fifty dollars---half his usual price." Garrison suggests possible sitters, among them William Cullen Bryant. Garrison proposes that petitions against slave hunting and trials are sent from Oliver Johnson's office and circulated in central and western New York. Mrs. Garrison has been ill for the last fortnight. George Thompson Garrison is returning from Minnesota, with the West being "in a state of collapse."
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.4, no.255.