William Lloyd Garrison discusses his travel and lecture plans. Garrison is sick, suffering from a "periodical brain attack, originating in the desperate fever I had in Ohio in 1847." Additionally, others in the Garrison household have been sick and receiving medical treatment. Francis Jackson has purchased the house next to Garrison's house, at 12 Dix Place, with plans of renting it. Yesterday, Garrison had an interview with Hinton Rowan Helper, the author of the Impending Crisis, who is in earnest. Garrison urged Helper to attend the celebration in Abington on the 31st. Garrison writes: "Fortunately for us, we are to have the presence and testimony of the Rev. Mr. Bleby, an intelligent and courageous missionary from Barbadoes, who has been 27 years in the West Indies---has been tarred and feathered, had his chapel torn down, &c. (in the days of slavery,) and can testify to the beneficent workings of emancipation. He will also go to Milford."
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.4, no.223.