William Lloyd Garrison was much gratified to learn that George Thompson's lecture in Samuel Joseph May's church was well received. George Thompson has numerous lecturing engagements for January and February; Garrison is worried for Thompson's health. George Thompson "is always ready to comply with friendly or professional overtures, if possible, and especially to lose no opportunity to secure pecuniary aid for his family,---all the more as his match enterprise gives no promise, at present, of paying success." Garrison thanks Samuel Joseph May for insuring his (William Lloyd Garrison's) life. Garrison's lecture tour was carried out without "any mishap." Garrison was present at the wedding of his son Wendell Phillips Garrison and Lucy McKim. He praises Rev. William Henry Furness, who officiated the wedding ceremony. He refers to Samuel Joseph May's legal incapacity to officiate at Fanny Garrison's wedding. He would like to have Samuel J. May present, but he does not want him to risk his health by taking a long journey in winter. Garrison discourses on turning age sixty today. Charlotte Coffin is staying with the Garrisons.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.148.