Letter from Samuel May, Jr., Leicester, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, July 26 / 72
Samuel May, Jr. writes William Lloyd Garrison informing him that Garrison's note received the previous day was the first news to reach him concerning the death of Richard D. Webb. May declares that Webb's letter dated July 5th had fostered in him the belief that Webb could perish any day, and states that Webb's funeral must have been held while he was in Lancaster, New Hampshire. May reveals to Garrison his hesitancy to write for the Christian Register, but declares his willingness to write "any tribute & testimony" for Webb's memory. May apologizes for having published Garrison's extract concerning Horace Greeley, but states his belief that since Garrison had tendered no objection to May's inquest concerning this article, he had presumed that Garrison was fine with the work being printed.