William and Mary Howitt to visit America

  In a letter from Mr. Howitt, received a short time since, he says  —

‘We trust you are quite restored to your usual health.  You are not to believe that we are coming to live in America.  ‘  We propose, however, to pay you a visit.’

Most happy shall we be to welcome these accomplished friends to our shores.  Their literary fame, their active sympathy for suffering humanity, their deep interest in every branch of reform, will procure for them  a warm reception in whatever part of this broad land they may travel – always excepting its slave-cursed regions.    ……At what time they expect to leave England, no mention is made in the letter.

                                              (Liberator   Nov. 17, 1848, pg 2)