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[198] but it is comparatively thickly settled on this Western Reserve. In regard to contributing money towards carrying forward our cause, they are not so liberal as we are at the East; indeed, money here is not usually plenty, although they have everything else in abundance.

No quotations must be made from my hasty scrawls to you for the Liberator. I have not a moment's time to prepare anything fit for the public eye, and must refer our friends at home to the Bugle for information.

My best regards to the Jacksons, Mrs. Meriam, the Wallcuts,1 and the other dear friends. Glad shall I be when my mission is ended.

Wendell Phillips to Mrs. Garrison.

Natick [Mass.], Aug. 20 [1847].
2 You must not think we have forgotten you. I ought to have written long ago. Dear Ann has not really been able, though she3 has talked of you, and wanted to know this, that, and the other, which I was to have found out during my hurried visits to Boston, but, like all husbands, forgot the duty when I got to town. My time has been so hurried and filled that I have never been able to get to Pine Street, but shall yet. Those unruly boys need somebody to take them in hand. Get Francis Jackson or me to box their ears once or twice, and then they'll begin to value their non-resistant mother and father.

Ann has been very poorly ever since we left Boston—when one pain ceases, another begins, and sometimes they are not even kind enough to wait thus for each other, but very impolitely come two at once. This week, toothache even compelled her to the horrid task of coming into Boston. We shall return to little noisy, sunny, dusty, cosy, dirty, snug Essex Street very early—sometime in September.

Now for the ‘Pioneer.’ Does he do his duty and write you every other day? I'm afraid not. I've no doubt the jaunt will do his health good. He'll go dancing along, and forget Yerrinton, types, proofs and all–buying dozens of4 newspapers at every depot so as to imagine he is enjoying the delight of looking over exchanges; but, alas, he can't cut out scraps as he does at home—for you to—burn ..

You must not add to your other cares that of writing to us, but if those girls are ever quiet—boys, I know, give no trouble —and you should find a leisure fifteen minutes, we would

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