Presentation to Garrison

July  27, 1849

When the pitcher is presented, it is not clear who was the chairman of the occasion, but probably Hilton, who said of Garrison,  “We cannot compensate him, nor will the present generation award to him the credit due.  But the pen of history will meet out to him ample justice; and to an impartial posterity we shall safely commit his memory.”  Nell actually presents the pitcher.