Mrs. Helen Eliza Garrison will not let William Lloyd Garrison read the letters that she has written to Fanny Garrison Villard. William L. Garrison had his arm and shoulder examined by Dr. Bigelow, who prescribed "certain local applications." Garrison writes an article every week for The Independent. George Thompson has been substituting for Garrison on the lecture platform. Garrison will, however, give an address in Brooklyn on Feb. 26th. Attendance was small at the Annual Subscription Anniversary for the benefit of the National Anti-Slavery Standard. At the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Garrison was criticized for deserting the abolitionist cause by Stephen Symonds Foster and others. Wendell Phillips was praised for his continued activity on behalf of the freedmen. Garrison discusses the court decision regarding Francis Jackson's bequest. Garrison gave a present to J. R. Smith, who was an entertainer at Fanny G. Villard's wedding. Garrison gives family news. William Lloyd Garrison Jr.'s wool business is doing better. Anna Whiting is dying. January has been cold and snowy.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.189.