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Letter from Sarah Pugh, Philad[elphia], [Penn.], to Maria Weston Chapman, 6/15 - [18]44

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Holograph, signed.Sarah Pugh writes: "The mtgs. of our Ex. Comm. since the mitg. of the Nat[ional American Anti-Slavery] Society have been to me most painful---Anti Slavery in them was not buoyant & brilliant ..." She says that "McKim has come out decidedly for the Nat[ional] Society." The Philadelphia abolitionists want to sever their connection with the National Anti-Slavery Standard. Sarah Pugh's society has not yet discussed the subject of agents, and Pugh thinks Wendell Phillips should speak on the matter instead of Stephen S. Foster and Abby Kelley Foster. Mentions Adin Ballou's description of the new Executive Committee. The next meeting of Sarah Pugh's society is very important since it must consider the subject of the society's obligation to circulate the Standard. It took ten days for Maria Weston Chapman's letter to reach Sarah Pugh. Pugh praises Sydney Howard Gay.
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