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[199] welcome a letter–not, though, if you are going to give orders that I should not see it. That I call abominable!

How delighted Garrison will be to hear of Geo. Thompson in Parliament.1 Tell your Geo. he must get up early to keep up2 with his great namesake; and you may add to Wendy, that I3 shall end in being nothing, and we look to him to exert himself and keep up the honor of the name.

Ann hopes Elizabeth has done well and you've got many4 garments made. She hears through Mrs. Garnaut (just5 returned from the South), that ‘there never was such a woman as Mrs. Garrison,’ etc., etc. . . . Well, I partly believe it! Remember us to W. L. G. when you write, and believe us very affectionately yours,


W. L. Garrison to his Wife.

Richfield, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1847.
6 Our great anniversary meeting closed at New Lyme on7 Friday, the 20th instant. The discussions of the last day were of a spirited character, and up to the last hour the audience was immense. We adjourned at half-past 2 o'clock, P. M., and were then busily engaged for some time in shaking hands and bidding farewell to a host of friends. When the dense mass moved off in their long array of vehicles, dispersing in every direction to their several homes, some a distance of ten, others of twenty, others of forty, others of eighty, and others of a hundred miles, it was a wonderful spectacle. One man (colored) rode three hundred miles on horseback to be at the meeting!

After taking some refreshment, we left New Lyme about 4 o'clock for Painesville, passing through Austinburg, and taking supper at the house of Cornelia and Betsey Cowles's brother, where we had a hearty welcome. The girls arrived with Douglass soon after we did, who remained under their roof until the next morning, when he rode over to Painesville. The girls8 are very fine singers, especially Cornelia, and we sang together a number of songs before we left. Dr. Peck . . . was my companion—Mr. Jackson, a colored citizen of P., carrying us in his two-horse vehicle to the house of Deacon Horace Ensign


1 Thompson was elected from the London district of the Tower Hamlets, on a platform calling for the separation of Church and State, free trade, universal suffrage, etc. (Lib. 17: 50, 126, 138).

2 G. T. G.

3 W. P. G.

4 E. P. G.

5 Eliza Garnaut.

6 Lib. 17.146.

7 Ms. wanting, but the letter certainly belongs in the home series.

8 Aug. 21.

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