William Lloyd Garrison’s affection for his wife.

Early in their marriage, while separated from Helen by his work, he writes to her, comparing the separation  to a leg amputation.  “I have often thought that a man must feel queerly, who has had a leg amputated.; but what is the subtraction of a leg, compared to the loss of his  ‘better half”?   Ah! …our hearts are one, not our bodies, so that we can be in full communion with each other at a distance…”