Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wendell Phillips’, to William E.Forster, explaining that his wife’s illness is now critical, so he can not meet Forster after so many years “to help show you our little city”, and asking him to make excuses to Forster’s “kinsman whose father’s kindness in Naples & London is very fresh in my memory”. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches, one hole and remains of adhesive where formerly mounted, otherwise good. Sunday, undated. Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), orator and slavery abolitionist. The Hon. William E.Forster, brother-in-law of Matthew Arnold and nephew of T.F.Buxton, visited the United States in 1874.