George Thompson Garrison

Feb. 15, 1851

Writing to George, now fourteen:  “I wish you to say to your teacher, Miss Ballou, that I intended to converse with her particularly with regard to your studies; but our time was so limited, and so much occupied, while we were at Hopedale, that no convenient opportunity presented itself…. she may have thought it strange that I made no inquiries of her respecting your progress in learning.  I think you are very fortunate in having so amiable and excellent a teacher, and trust you will feel more and more resolved to improve the present opportunity to the utmost of your power…”   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI