Holograph, signed with initials.
William Lloyd Garrison describes a dismal train ride in the rain and heat. He was warmly welcomed by Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Johnson. He went to Brooklyn with Oliver Johnson and Wendell Phillips Garrison, and they heard Henry Ward Beecher preach. Beecher's sermon was a racy discourse on conscience. John Murray Forbes of Milton and Mrs. Francis George Shaw (i.e. Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw) of Staten Island were in the congregation. William L. Garrison shook hands with old Dr. Lyman Beecher, who is now in "a state of second childhood." William L. Garrison spoke with Henry Ward Beecher and was warmly greeted by Theodore Tilton and his wife. He had tea last evening with Alice and Phoebe Cary; Horace Greeley was present and they discussed the peace question. William L. Garrison attended George Barrell Cheever's church and thought his discourse on the Constitution was "wonderfully absurd." William Goodell "enjoyed it to the brim."