Holograph, signed with initials.
The last letter from Fanny Garrison Villard arrived ten days late, which "added something to a depression of spirits which she [Mrs. Helen Eliza Garrison] has felt for a fortnight past---mainly, owing, however, to her system being so thoroughly 'stirred up' from the course of magnetic treatment which she is trying, and from which we are hoping for favorable results." William Lloyd Garrison misses Fanny Garrison Villard and Francis Jackson Garrison. He hopes that Miss Wiggin will stay on as Mrs. Helen Eliza Garrison's companion through the winter. He gives a long account of a seance with a spiritualist medium named Mrs. Peabody. Henry Villard will no doubt laugh at Mrs. Peabody's predictions. William L. Garrison called on Samuel May Sr. to congratulate him on his ninetieth birthday. He comments on life, death, and immortality. He speaks affectionately of Agnes Garrison. He describes President Johnson's message to Congress as "subdued and measured." Dr. John L. Rock died. Henry Vincent, an English lecturer, gave an eloquent address. William L. Garrison asks: "We should like to know, when you or Fanny write again, whether Harry goes by the name of Villard or Hilgard in Munich." The weather is very mild. William Lloyd Garrison Jr.'s wool business is very dull. The National Testimonial has not made much progress. George Thompson "lectured to a rather dull and cold audience, at Fitchburg, last Sunday evening." Mrs. Helen Eliza Garrison sympathizes with Henry Villard's aunt "in her affliction."
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.184.