[Letter To] Dear May

[Letter To] Dear May

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In the second letter, from Samuel May to William Lloyd Garrison, May tells Garrison that he has written a response to Johnson's letter, saying he does "not think it worthwhile to incur much expense for reporting on the 4th." May says that he sends Garrison Johnson's proposition for "you & others to see, & you will please write to Oliver about it ..." After his autograph, May adds that he will not be in Boston before the 4th and asks if Robert Folger Wallcut will "take charge of getting the hymns to Fram[in]gham?"
In this letter to Samuel May, Jr., Oliver Johnson reports that Sydney Howard Gay "is suffering from a bowel complaint, and also from an attack of catarrh." He states that "1,500 copies of Frothingham's Discourse were printed" and that most were sent Boston but they did not receive Frothingham's "errata" until the pamphlet was already printed. He excuses Garrison from "fault in the matter of the 4th of July notice" and says that "William, instead of handing it to me, stupidly put it in Gay's pigeonhole" where it was ignored for days. He warns that Gay's illness may prevent him from coming to Boston for the 4th of July and suggests that he can send "Burr to Framingham on the 4th, to take notes of half the speeches, Yerrinton taking the other half, and thus by an exchange of slips securing a simultaneous publication of proceedings in both Liberator & Standard, instead of leaving us to copy from the former?"

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