Manuscript composed upon stationary bearing the typeset letterhead of the "National Freedmen's-Aid Union of Great Britain and Ireland", with officers and offices listed in black ink
Manuscript annotated on recto, with "248" in pencil above Phillips' salutation to Garrison
Manuscript addressed from "No. 2, St Phillip's Terrace, Kensington"
Thomas Phillips informs William Lloyd Garrison of a change in the proposed date of the "Intitute Meeting", as suggested by John Taylor. Phillips informs Garrison that their friends in Bradford are intent on holding a Temperance meeting on the 15th. Phillips comments that President Andrew Johnson's actions concerning "removal of the Generals" and "his amnesty" of "all save a few of the leading men of the South" gives him the impression that Johnson is "sold to work evil"