Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse. [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Sep[tember] 9 1863
Samuel Joseph May writes William Lloyd Garrison upon learning of he and Helen Garrison's return home from Plymouth, and expresses his hope that they will pay him a visit in Syracuse on their way to visit the Smiths in Peterboro. May declares that they are "working hard for the Freedmen", adding that the "field of labor seems to enlarge as we advance into it". May expresses his hope that emancipation will be secured by the time of their next annual meeting (the 30th anniversary meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society), and opines that, should this come to pass, the society ought to be disbanded and reformed into one devoted to the "improvement of the condition of the colored population". May states his accord with Oliver Johnson's suggestion that Garrison pen a memoir of "what has been done for the overthrow of Slavery since 1830".