Apathy in New Hampshire

February 25, 1853

Parker Pillsbury writes to Garrison.  He reports that there have been meetings in several towns, poorly attended, partly because of weather, but also for “want of interest”…..”This section of the State seems in a far more hopeful condition for moral agitation and renovation than ever before. We have been reminded of the times that tried men’s souls and sects ten years ago.  We long to see the return of those days.”