Helen’s Mother’s death

Aug 26, 1844

Writing to George Benson:  “Your letter of last night, announcing the death of our beloved mother, has just come to hand. It is an event for which we have been endeavoring to prepare our minds … She was truly ‘one of the excellent of the earth’, worthy of all praise and admiration …  Helen is in tears, and will miss mother exceedingly…”    1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI