During his European visit, people have repeatedly told William Lloyd Garrison that he looks as young as he did in 1846. He says: "It is my baldness, however, that looks as young as it is did [sic] twenty-one years ago; 'only this, and nothing more.'" Garrison's shoulder still hurts him a little. He has attended many social functions, but no big meetings. William L. Garrison, Fanny G. Villard, and Francis J. Garrison enjoyed their visit to see Mrs. Elizabeth P. Nichol. William L. Garrison refers to his stay with Arthur F. Stoddard. He was sorry to hear of Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson's illness. He discusses George Thompson's ill health. He was glad to hear that the Massachusetts court gave Francis Jackson's bequest to "the Freedmen's cause." Garrison briefly discusses the attitude of orthodox clergymen toward the Independent.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.210.