Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Feb[ruary] 11. 1851
Samuel Joseph May writes William Lloyd Garrison concerning a scheduling conflict which has left him in a dilemma. May states that, having received Garrison and George Thompson's assent to participate in his upcoming convention, he had had publicized in their society's advertisements Garrison and Thompson's planned attendance, only to learn from Stephen S. Foster that there are scheduled several anti-slavery conventions in Massachusetts to take place on the same dates, to be attended by Thompson and others. May inquires if Garrison and Thompson have been in communication with Foster concerning these meetings, and if so, if they had previously signaled their agreement to participate to Foster.
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