Letter from John Pringle Nichol, Glasgow, [Scotland], to William Lloyd Garrison, May 1854
John Pringle and Elizabeth Pease Nichol lament to William Lloyd Garrison that the respective "objects & pursuits" of their labors give them so little time to engage in more routine correspondence, and assure him of their appreciation of the "Liberator" in keeping them appraised of the abolitionist cause in the United States. The Nichols inform Garrison that Mrs. Robert Smith will be voyaging to America, and state that she is an "introductory" student of the antislavery cause who wishes to meet Garrison. The Nichols state that they and Miss Paton are "anxious" that Garrison should meet with Smith and her daughter, describing them as having a "good deal in their power to aid [the abolitionist cause] in Glasgow". The Nichols inform Garrison that they have worked to disabuse Mrs. Smith of false notions concerning Garrison and the abolitionist cause, especially as concerns their religious beliefs and aspects.
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Manuscript annotated on recto, with "To W. L. Garrison." appearing in black ink on top-left margin of page, and "50" appearing in pencil above Nichol's salutation to Garrison as well as at the bottom-left margin of page.
Manuscript addressed from "Observatory, Glasgow".