THE EDITOR’S PROGRESS REPORTED
During Mr. Garrison’s absence, those of his friends who do not take the Standard will be glad to see the following incident of his visit to New York, which we clip from that paper: —
Public mention of a private entertainment is sometimes not improper, and we drop a line here for the eyes of the personal friends of the pioneer of the anti-slavery cause, just to say that on his recent passage through New York he was honored at a friend’s house with a social reception of ladies and gentlemen, who constituted, on their coming together, one of the most intellectual and brilliant evening parties held in this city this fall. Among the guests were many persons of both sexes widely known in literature, many distinquished members of the learned professions, and many of the staunch early friends of the cause, who are now in venerable years. Mr. Garrison appeared in greatly improved health, full of a fine animation, exhibiting (as everywhere ) his characteristic mirthfulness and seriousness……….
(Liberator, Nov 1, 1861, pg 2)