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Letter from Caroline Weston, Boston, [Mass.], to Anne Warren Weston, 14th March /[18]40

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Holograph, signed.Caroline Weston gives news of affairs in town. Mary came with Garrison from Lynn, where they had "a royal time" and the meeting was "deeply interesting." Mrs. Lydia M. Child brought a letter that she had received from James Gillespie Birney in which he protests against her statements in the last Liberator concerning the woman question. Caroline writes: "He appeals to the magnanimity of women--to keep them out of the societies--!!" Lewis Tappan has written "the same sort of letter" to Garrison, in which he denies that his scruples are religious ones. The convention at Abington was "a flat enough concern." Caroline describes the proceedings. She reports on the exciting session in the Mass. Board of Representatives where the "marriage bill" passed a third reading. Henry G. Chapman who was there "in great agitation," thought Boston "equally divided in the matter." The bill now goes to the Senate. Caroline describes the states of mind of George Davis and George Bradburn, both of whom have quarrelled with Whitmarsh.
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