New Britain: 1872. unbound. 1 page, 4.75 x 5 inches, New Britain, April 4, 1872, written in Latin: "Per avdua ad astra, Per angusta ad augusta." Accompanied by a carte de visite signed photograph (shortly after his stroke) with a "John A. Williams" back stamp -- a gorgeous full-body image, circa 1865. Both items are in very good condition, with mounting remnants on the back.
American abolitionist, social reformer, and the leading pacifist of his age. President Lincoln appointed him a special ambassador to England.