Arthur Tappan reconciling note

                                                                                                                                                         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)