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Letter from Richard Davis Webb, Dublin, [Ireland], to Maria Weston Chapman, November 15, 1854

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Holograph, signed.Richard Davis Webb received a letter from Samuel May, Jr., warning him against the coaltion of the American and British anti-slavery forces proposed by L. A. Chamerovzow. Richard D. Webb expects nothing from Chamerovzow, and Parker Pillsbury is suspicious of him. Chamerovzow "has a love for manoeuvring which never does much good." He does not think the British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society will merge with the American abolitionists. Richard D. Webb writes: "We are a mere handful and British & Foreign are only Joseph Sturge, G. W. Alexander & Chamerovzow, who continue to profess to believe that good can really come out of Galilee." Edmund Quincy informed Richard D. Webb that Anne W. Weston objected to an extract from a letter from Maria Weston Chapman, which appeared in the Anti-Slavery Advocate. Richard D. Webb thought it was all right to print it after deleting the names in it. He regrets that Caroline Weston found it difficult to get the barometer he asked for. He describes Parker Pillsbury as "a very able and impressive speaker." He says the English upper classes are "strongly with any despotism against any assertion of popular rights."
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