June 2, 1865
More than two full pages of speeches as the AASS considers its continuance.
With the decision made not to dissolve the organization, there is a Nominating Committee report which proposes officers for the ensuing year. Garrison is nominated as President, which announcement was “received with tumultuous applause”. Garrison declines, having already made known his feeling that the Society should be dissolved. His declination is graciously received, and Wendell Phillips is elected.