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[205] tavern in Zoar, a place owned by an association of German1 communists and highly improved. We held several meetings at Leesburg—attendance small, but much interest manifested on the part of those present. A Methodist priest wished to know whether I believed in the inspiration of the Bible. This led to a rich scene. Stopped with Mr. Millisack, an old subscriber to the Liberator, who has a beautiful situation. On the way from Leesburg to this place, stopped for the night at a miserable tavern in Augusta, and arrived here yesterday2 morning, and had the happiness to obtain a letter from you, giving me the assurance of all being well at home. Of course, I devoured every word of it greedily.

We have held four immense meetings here—two yesterday3 and two to-day—five thousand persons on the ground. Our friends are in the best possible spirits. The tide of anti-slavery is rising daily. Everything looks encouraging. This afternoon, while a vast concourse was assembled in the tent, just as I had concluded my speech, a thunder-storm broke upon us, and the rain poured down in torrents, giving us all a pretty thorough baptism; but the people would not disperse, and we looked the storm out of countenance, and wound up gloriously. Our dear friends James and Lucretia Mott are here—Lucretia has spoken twice from our platform, and will go with us to other places. To-morrow we leave for New Lisbon—on Tuesday and4 Wednesday we must be at Warren—on Thursday and Friday at Ravenna—on Saturday and Sunday at Cleveland—and then farewell to Ohio! My health is good, but I am excessively jaded out. Write to me at Syracuse. Love to everybody.


W. L. Garrison to his Wife.

Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1847.
5 The bitter with the sweet—the thorn with the rose. Here I am—on my back; of course, ‘looking up,’ literally. I came to this place just a week ago (with Douglass) to complete my6 mission to Ohio, expecting to leave for Buffalo on Monday.7 Our first meeting was held in the large Advent Chapel, and was densely crowded, hundreds not being able to gain admittance. Sunday forenoon, we held another crowded meeting in the same8 place; in the afternoon, to accommodate the throng, we went into a pleasant grove, where we addressed a large auditory. The effect produced at all these meetings seemed to be excellent.


1 Noyes's Am. Socialisms, p. 135.

2 Sept. 4, 1847.

3 Salem, O.

4 Sept. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

5 Ms.

6 Sept. 11.

7 Sept. 13.

8 Sept. 12.

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