Handwritten copy of letter; not William Lloyd Garrison's handwriting.
Wendell Phillips objected to the National Anti-Slavery Standard's reporting of the Baltimore and Cleveland conventions. Phillips thought that J. C. Fremont was unjustly treated; Phillips wrote to William I. Bowditch, Treasurer of the American Anti-Slavery Society, ordering him to cease contributing to the support of the Standard. The Executive Committee will consider this matter. Garrison writes: "Indeed, I am satisfied that our Society is to be rent asunder, and, therefore, our associated action is soon to terminate. We are so much divided, that separation or dissolution threatens to be the only alternative; and I prefer the latter."
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.89.