Maria Weston Chapman

Oct. 31, 1865

Garrison expresses thanks to Maria for a two hundred dollar gift to the Liberator, and for her constant support in the work.  “It is to you, my dear and faithful friend, and to such as you, that I owe, under a gracious Providence, the continuance of my labors to ‘undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free’.  Now it is given to us to rejoice together in the fruition of our hopes and the fulfillment of our desires.  It is not a triumph of  persons but of principles, and we rejoice and give thanks, not as partisans or victors, but for our dear country’s sake, and the cause of freedom and humanity throughout the world. ”    1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI