William’s engagement

Feb. 19, 1864

Garrison writes to Ellen Wright, upon announcement of her engagement to William Lloyd Garrison, Jr.   “William has very agreeably surprised me by the announcement that an ‘engagement‘ has been entered into between you and him, whereby mutual love has been plighted, and whereof a matrimonial alliance may be expected to follow in due time.  Though my personal acquaintance with you is comparatively slight, yet, from what I have seen and from all I hear of you, I have no doubt he has made a very fortunate choice.  May yours prove equally fortunate!…”   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI