William Lloyd Garrison misses Fanny Garrison Villard very much. Francis Jackson Garrison plans to go to Munich. William Lloyd Garrison's shoulder is improving; he is receiving "magnetic treatment at the hands of Mrs. Wyman, a 'healing medium.'" He has been unable to write and publish for the past six months. Garrison says: "I hope soon, however, to be able to write for the Independent, as formerly, and perhaps occasionally for other papers." No more than $12,000 has been raised for the National Testimonial. Mrs. Elizabeth Pease Nichol has contributed £100. Garrison has written nothing on the history of the anti-slavery cause. Ticknor & Fields are advertising the book. George Thompson is in poor health. George Thompson and William L. Garrison have received "some interesting communications" from a medium about Fanny Garrison Villard, which they want verified. Garrison has cut down a tree on his property. Mrs. Caroline Wells Dall is going on a lecture tour. Garrison comments: "I need not write to you about the President's disgraceful tour."
Includes an envelope with this notation written by Fanny Garrison Villard: "An especially precious letter to me from William Lloyd Garrison.