Letter from Mary Anne Estlin, Durdham Down, Bristol, [England], to Caroline Weston, Feb. 23rd, 1865
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DescriptionHolograph, signed.In this letter, Mary Anne Estlin says to Caroline Weston: "I live with you far more than in my own town or country, & rejoice with you over every victory in the field or in the Senate." Mary A. Estlin rejoiced in the passing of the abolition amendment in the House of Representatives. She refers with regret to the dissentients like Wendell Phillips, Stephen S. Foster, and Parker Pillsbury. She wonders why they should be "raking up the past & distrusting the future instead of drawing forth hope out of the present." Mary A. Estlin was aggravated by Mrs. [Abby Kelley] Foster's suggestion at the Massachusetts annual meeting "to release Mrs. Chapman and Miss Weston." Mary A. Estlin's wish to visit America is redoubled, but her health "collapses under conditions of travelling." She describes her present life. When Mary A. Estlin was in Dublin, she was touched by Mr. [Richard Davis] Webb's "tender consideration for his daughters & guests."
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