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[123] is, in consequence of that perplexing matter, a large company of ‘comers-out’ upon the anxious seat, waiting, watching, and wishing it ended somehow or other. But you will doubtless ask me how? I cannot answer: I don't know the facts, nor have I light or time or opportunity to get them; and yet I am just reckless enough in the dark to advise you, who know all, to do what lieth in you to have this matter settled without delay, and before your convention meets on the 20th. You have made many and heavy sacrifices, and I cannot find it in me to ask you to add to that long catalogue, and I hope it may not be necessary. It may be you cannot control it, but I beg that all your influence be given to [that end].

I have urged our noble friend G. to go up [as] soon as possible,1 and I hope he will,—and so has Quincy, Phillips, Mrs. Chapman, and others,—to see all, hear all, and, if it be possible, settle all. We all intend to go up to the convention this month, when I most sincerely trust you will be well, and the Herald difficulty settled.

N. P. Rogers to W. L. Garrison.

Plymouth [N. H.], Nov. 19, 1844.
2 dear Garrison: The air here so tends to revive me, they will not consent I should return yet to Concord. I hope this will reach you in season to prevent your riding there in expectation of meeting me. I wanted to see you much. Your article3 on the attack of Foster, dear G., will have the effect to terminate the publishing of the Herald of Freedom. Poor John has had his4 hands full to worry along with it thus far. This will cripple him. His supplies will cease, and the paper stop. I regret it less than I should once, so far as I am concerned. It will be a relief to him, but cruelly furnished. I am sorry it comes from your hand. You could not intend it. But I cannot remark upon it. I only write to apprise you of my not returning to Concord. I am still very ill, but able to go out.

Your affectionate friend,

Edmund Quincy to R. D. Webb.

Dedham, Dec. 14, 1844.
5 You will receive by this packet the public accounts of the sad business of the Herald of Freedom, and of the strange conduct

1 Garrison.

2 Ms.

3 Ante, p. 122.

4 J. R. French.

5 Ms.

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