William Lloyd Garrison tells of his plans for the anniversary meeting. He writes: "I do not wish or intend to make any speech during the meetings. Personally, I am tired of speech-making, and, therefore, am glad that we are apparently so near the end of our great conflict." The speakers for the opening session are: James Renwick Sloane, Theodore Dwight Weld, and Robert Purvis. Theodore Tilton and Wendell Phillips are secured speakers for the evening session. Geritt Smith donated $100 to the American Anti-Slavery Society. Garrison remarks on the great popularity of Anna E. Dickinson. Dr. George Barrell Cheever may offer a prayer at the opening of the meeting. The committee investigating the condition of colored people wants J. M. W. Yerrinton to "report proceedings, &c." in New Orleans. Garrison does not want his name included in the call of the Progressive Friends' meeting. Wendell Phillips is not going to England.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.58.