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Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, Feb. 18, 1868

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William Lloyd Garrison regrets not writing sooner, as he heard that Mrs. Elizabeth Pease Nichol was ill. Garrison gives a brief account of his trip from Liverpool to Boston. Mrs. Garrison suffered a third stroke, which caused her to fall and injure her side. Garrison says about his wife's condition and treatment: "She is treated magnetically twice a week, and the manipulation to which her entire system is subjected seems to give her much relief. Still, I am all the time apprehensive lest she may receive a fatal stroke without any warning; and, doubtless, a sword is suspended over her head by a hair, ready to drop any moment, such is the peculiar nature of her disease." Henry and Fanny Villard have gone to Italy. Garrison expects Richard Davis Webb and possibly Mary Anne Estlin to visit America and hopes Mrs. Nichol can come, too. He refers to the death of John Mawson. Francis Jackson Garrison "is now pursuing his studies at the Institute of Technology, giving some attention to chemistry."
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Ms.A.1.1 v.7, p.73B