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Letter from Charlotte to Samuel Cowles, 1839 November 12.

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Letter from Charlotte Cowles in Farmington, Connecticut, to her brother Samuel Cowles in Hartford, Connecticut. Charlotte stated that her Anti-Slavery Society would like to procure printed petition forms for women. The women had been talking about forming a Cent-a-Week Society to raise money in support of abolition. Opposition to anti-slavery sentiment was growing in town. She proudly noted that it was now in women's sphere to sign petitions since a woman was on the throne of England and women petitioned her all the time. Charlotte asked Samuel his reaction to the "Appeals" (Appeal to Christian Women of the Southern States?). She reported that their father had been quite unwell but was improving. Mary had recovered but still did not leave her room.
Cowles, Samuel, 1814-1872
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