William Lloyd Garrison understands that the articles he sends to the Independent may or may not be accepted for publication. He refers to his letters to William Ingersoll Bowditch and Aaron Macy Powell. He thinks that Bowditch is very stubborn and too much under the influence of Wendell Phillips. At the trustees meeting of the Francis Jackson bequest, the payment of money to the New England Freedmen's Aid Commission was discussed. Aaron Macy Powell was "not really in a position to act independently." Garrison doubts that he can attend the Longwood meeting of the Progressive Friends since the Villards are due to return about that time.
Includes an envelope with the delivery address: Oliver Johnson, Esq., Office of "The Independent," New York City. It is postmarked Roxbury, April 22.