Letter from Parker Pillsbury, Bristol, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 19th April 1854
Parker Pillsbury writes William Lloyd Garrison concerning his inability to write for the Liberator at present owing to ongoing ill health, and the advice of his doctor's for total rest and refraining from exertion. Pillsbury relates a letter he wrote to Wendell Phillips concerning American abolitionists in Great Britain, and offers a brief comparison of the movements in the United States and in Great Britain. Pillsbury reiterates to Garrison his thoughts concerning the National Anti-Slavery Standard, and disputes the impression given by May's correspondence concerning his and Webb's exchange on the matter. Pillsbury praises the character and abilities of Oliver Johnson in spite of his absence of "remarkable gifts or graces as a writer". Pillsbury laments his treatment by May, and asserts that his sadness at this is "beyond all utterance".
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Manuscript annotated on recto, with "33" in pencil beneath Pillsbury's salutation to Garrison.
The second leaf of manuscript is a letter dated April 21  from Pillsbury to Garrison concerning the slow but sure amelioration of his health, and the likelihood of his complaints recurring in the future.