Arthur Tappan, New Haven, Nov. 17, 1863
Wm. Lloyd Garrison: Dear Sir, – Few events could give me so much pleasure as the receipt of your note of the 12th inst. During the years that have intervened since we last met, I have often recalled the time when we were united in working for the slave, and regretted that any occurrence should have estranged us from each other.
I shall be glad to attend the meeting in Philadelphia, but my advanced age (78th year) and grown infirmities may prevent.
I am, truly, your friend, ARTHUR TAPPAN
(Liberator, August 26, 1864, pg 3)