William Lloyd Garrison explains why he hasn't written more often. He refers to Fanny's approaching marriage. He hopes that her husband, Henry Villard, will decide to settle in Boston. He hears that Mrs. Helen Eliza Garrison is improving. Francis Jackson Garrison is troubled by "a slow fever." George Thompson Garrison was sent away from his regiment on detached service to Orangeburg, South Carolina. William L. Garrison has just returned from a visit to Longwood, Pa. Garrison saw James Miller M'Kim in the Freedmen's Office. He refers to Wendell Phillips Garrison and Lucy M'Kim Garrison as having a "sacred relationship." Marianne Neill of Belfast, Ireland, sends Fanny Garrison her love. George Thompson is in western New York. Mrs. Appleton has a room available for Henry Villard.