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Letter from Amos Farnsworth, Groton, [Mass.], to Anne Warren Weston, Ap[ri]l 6, 1842

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Holograph, signed.Amos Farnsworth writes: "Temperance is the order of the day in this region. A real Washingtonian Soc[iety] has been formed, with the drunkards at the head of it." Charles L. Remond gave four lectures here; everybody was pleased. Farnsworth is surprised that Remond, with his limited information, is so efficient a lecturer. Sanderson's efforts in Townsend, which were followed up by (J. N. T.?) Tucker, resulted in the formation of an Old Organization society of 40 members. Farnsworth says: "You may have heard that Bancroft and I have been taken with a civil suit, & trial will be had in Lowell this month. I suppose we would delay it longer, but our purpose is now to bring it on the first chance. The deviltry of [George Frederick?] Farley is seen every where tampering with our witnesses, setting traps to entangle us, ..." Farnsworth asks if John A. Collins will testify; Farnsworth expects him to do so. Farnsworth expostulates on the doctrine of non-resistance in relation to the duty of acting as a witness in order to save a reputation or life. There is talk of railroads, and perhaps you may live to see one (go to Groton).On page four of this letter, the delivery address is: Miss Anne Warren Weston, Weymouth, Mass. It is postmarked April 6, Boston, Mass.For the outcome of the law case involving Amos Farnsworth, see Amos Farnsworth's letter to Anne Warren Weston, April 4, 1842, Call No. Ms.A.9.2 V.17, p.47.
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