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William Lloyd Garrison begins this letter with a discussion of his plans for his trip to Europe. The World's Anti-Slavery Conference has been postponed till August 26-27. He gives his travel plans. Mrs. Garrison has the erroneous idea that the Villards and Francis Jackson Garrison are not returning until next year. On Friday, a colored delegation is giving William Lloyd Garrison the gift of a marble and bronze clock "as a testimony of personal regard and appreciation of my labors in behalf of the colored race." Garrison says that "the Spring has been cold and backward, but is beginning to give tokens of a speedy unfolding of grass, and buds, and flowers." He comments on the opening of the Great Exposition in Paris and thinks there will not be a rush across the Atlantic to see it. William Lloyd Garrison Jr. went to Philadelphia to bring back his wife and child. William Lloyd Garrison thinks that their daughter Agnes prefers him to her parents. Wendell Phillips Garrison has a sore hand. Henry Wilson is lecturing in the South.