In this letter, William Lloyd Garrison talks about ocean travel. The month of June was quite cool, but July has been very hot. He remarks on the end of the Austro-Prussian War. Garrison's friends, Sarah and Rebecca Bradford, hope to see him in Paris. Garrison mentions other matters of interest: the fire in Portland, Maine, General William Tecumseh Sherman's visit to Boston, and the death of General Jim Lane. Francis Jackson Garrison is on a walking trip. William L. Garrison is having his shoulder treated by "the laying on of hands," but it has not helped. He is going to Orange, New Jersey, to visit Wendell Phillips Garrison. William L. Garrison just called on Henrietta Sargent. Mrs. William Lloyd Garrison Jr. (Ellen Wright Garrison) is now recovering from the birth of a child. Congress just passed the Freedmen's Bureau bill over Johnson's veto.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.179.