Transcription of letter; not William Lloyd Garrison's handwriting.
William Lloyd Garrison apologizes for not writing sooner. He was sorry to hear that Isaac Winslow died in an insane asylum in Maine. Garrison declined most of the invitations to speak at public meetings in England. His speeches were badly reported in the British newspapers. He objects to Wendell Phillips's criticism of a speech by Lord John Russell. Garrison comments about being given the "freedom of the City" by Lord Provost of Edinburgh. He was glad to hear that the Francis Jackson bequest was given to the New England Freedmen's Aid Commission. Garrison lists the people he has met in Scotland and England. Mary Anne Estlin hesitates to go to the United States because she thinks the hot air furnaces in American homes might adversely affect her lungs. Garrison urged Mrs. Elizabeth Pease Nichol to come to America, "but there is some trouble with her heart." Garrison will go to the World's Anti-Slavery Conference. He spent an evening with Sarah and Rebecca Bradford of Roxbury, Mass. Henry Villard is with his father, who is "now beyond hope of recovery." Garrison was upset about President Andrew Johnson's reception in Boston.
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.5, no.213.