Birth of grandson

Sept. 29, 1869

To Wendell and Lucy:  “While we were all at the tea-table, last evening, William came in with a telegram, announcing that to you was born another son … the grandparents were especially jubilant, and felt that they had reached another stage of exaltation …”  (Then he wonders why some parents are concerned about the sex of a baby). and concludes with: … “whether boy or girl, it is all the same in the matter of thankfulness; and one is to be prized precisely as much as the other. ..”   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI