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Letter from Isabel Jennings, [Cork, Ireland], to Anne Warren Weston, Nov. 29, [1849]

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Jennings, Isabel

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Holograph, signed.Isabel Jennings tells of the obstacles to working on the anti-slavery bazaar. She had house guests who became seriously ill, and then she was ill herself. There was a sickness in the family of Mrs. Mary Mannix, the secretary of the female anti-slavery society in Cork. While the cholera outbreak was an epidemic in Cork, "no society for foreign matters could be spoken of." Isabel Jennings praises the diligence of the Misses Jones, now known as Mrs. Haycroft and Mrs. Plant, "who worked the 'Departure of Rebecca.'" The Misses Jones became interested in abolition through Frederick Douglass. Douglass had "roused a feeling which no one else had done." Isabel Jennings praises Frederick Douglass's North Star. The United States are little known in Cork, "except as a place to send emigrants to." Isabel Jennings has heard from her aunts in Paris of the arrival of Anne Warren Weston's sisters, Mrs. Follen, and her sisters and son. She feels indebted to Mrs. Follen for her writings.On the last three pages of this manuscript, there is a "List of Contributors to the 1849 Boston Bazaar from Cork."See Call No. Ms.A.9.2 v.24, p.117A, for the envelope that belongs with this letter. The envelope is postmarked Nov. 29, 1849.
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