Handwritten copy of letter; not William Lloyd Garrison's handwriting. Whereabouts of original manuscript unknown.
William Lloyd Garrison gratefully accknowledges and thanks Thomas Bradford Drew for the gift of numerous bouquets of mayflowers. Garrison writes about the Civil War: "All my sympathies and wishes are with the government, because it is entirely in the right, and acting strictly in self-defence and for self-preservation. This I can say without any compromise of my peace principles."