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Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to William Ingersoll Bowditch, March 28, 1868

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William Lloyd Garrison did not expect William Ingersoll Bowditch to be as stubborn as Wendell Phillips in resisting the decree of the court in Francis Jackson's bequest. Garrison believes that Bowditch had no better knowledge of Francis Jackson's mind than Edmund Quincy, Samuel May Jr., and himself. Garrison resents William I. Bowditch and Wendell Phillips's determination to prevent the money from going to the New England Freedmen's Aid Commission and objects to their criticism of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Mr. Sewall was surprised that Wendell Phillips would argue that the legacy should go to the National Anti-Slavery Standard instead of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Garrison is of the opinion that Wendell Phillips and William I. Bowditch intended to delay the case by claiming that the statement of need was presented by the Commission. He explains the alleged indebtedness of the Commission.
See Call No. Ms.A.1.1 v.7, p.77A, a letter dated March 30, 1868, for William Ingersoll Bowditch's response to this letter.
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Ms.A.1.1 v.7, p.76A