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Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Philadelphia, [Pa.], to Helen Eliza Garrison, June 9, 1862

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William Lloyd Garrison tells about the Longwood meetings. He praises the hospitality of the Quakers. He stayed part of the time at John Coxes's house and the remainder with Isaac Mendenhall, "where Mary Ann Johnson has been rusticating for a few weeks, to the improvement of her health." A memorial to President Lincoln was drawn up, imploring him to abolish slavery. Thomas Garrett, Alice B. Hambleton, and Oliver Johnson were chosen to present the memorial. William L. Garrison and Theodore Tilton did most of the speaking at the meetings. Garrison has been to a gathering at the home of Robert Purvis. James Miller M'Kim and his daughter sailed for Port Royal last week. Garrison writes: "His place at the office is supplied by my old friend, Benjamin C. Bacon, who used to be our office agent in Boston more than twenty-five years ago. It is very pleasant to see his face, recalling as it does so many incidents of the past." He just received news that William Lloyd Garrison, Jr.'s ulcerated throat is improving.
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Ms.A.1.1 v.6, p.33