Attending the Republican National Convention

June 11, 1864

“… had an hour’s private interview with the President at the White House, and it was a very satisfactory one indeed.  There is no mistake about it in regard to Mr. Lincoln’s desire to do all that he can see it right and possible for him to do to uproot slavery, and give fair play to the emancipated.  I was much pleased with his spirit, and the familiar and candid way in which he unbosomed himself. …”  1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI