d, to write directly to him and state the urgency of the case.
This letter, written in his clear hand and punctuated with scrupulous exactness, is especially interesting for its allusions to his anonymous contributions to the Herald:
W. L. Garrison to his mother. Newburyport, May 26th, 1823.
Dear Mother: . . . Your letter was alike a source of pleasure and of pain.
Of pleasure, because it was pleasing to receive a letter couched in such tender language from an affectionate m
had I the wings of a dove, then would I soar away, and be with you.
Excuse this hasty scrawl, as it is now midnight.
Adieu! dear mother, and O may Heaven grant that I shall clasp you again to my throbbing breast. W. L. Garrison.
His mother received this letter on June 2, 1823, and promptly wrote an earnest and pathetic appeal to Mr. Allen to allow her son to pay her a final visit; and this he could no longer refuse.
To Lloyd she also wrote at the same time, g
d January 1, 1832.
Then for the first time Mr. Garrison gave public intimation of the movement, andf the conservative influences against which Mr. Garrison had had to contend in committee: Voted, thapreamble and affixed their names, were William Lloyd Garrison.
Oliver Johnson, Robert B. Hall, Arno least were still living in 1874, namely, Messrs. Garrison, Johnson, Fuller, Thacher, and Bacon (Ms.postles). All but Mr. Johnson had died when Mr. Garrison passed away.
From a later letter, Feb. 24,. President, Joshua Coffin, Secretary, and W. L. Garrison, Corresponding Secretary), and an exposito to whom thee has been talking—this is William Lloyd Garrison!
The effect of this annunciation upght pages of Introductory Remarks, in which Mr. Garrison defends the sincerity of his opposition to iberate espousal of the anti-slavery cause, Mr. Garrison continues:
In opposing the American Cthe blacks in this country.
Hereupon, says Mr. Garrison, The detestation of feeling, the fire of mo