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Letter from Caroline Weston, Boston, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman and Henry Grafton Chapman, Feb. 12 / [18]41

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Holograph.Caroline Weston reports on the affairs of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and the annual meeting. The "Andover plot" vanished into thin air. The board members were all reelected. She tells about the difficulties made by Joel P. Bishop, "a perfect Judas Iscariot..." She emphasizes the "devotion and disinterestedness" of John A. Collins and the assurance that "no claim of his would ever anncy the Soc[iety] even should we prove to be deeply in his his debt." Edmund Quincy "concocted a resolution of a very biting character" respecting the extracts in Elizabeth Pease's letter. G. Bradburn made a speech that delighted all participating. Colver's reply was a "vulgar, disgraceful...tirade." [John Murray?] Spear made a very good speech. Ann W. Weston received a letter from New Bedford enclosing $150 for the Standard, which is now out of danger. Caroline Weston will give money to the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. Mrs. Angelina Grimke Weld has another son. Mary Gray Chapman's engagement was terminated. Elizabeth B. Chapman has improved and will be a good scholar. The color law was lost on the third reading.There is cross-writing on three pages of this letter.For extracts of Elizabeth Pease Nichol's letter, see the letter dated Jan. 2-4, 1841, from John A. Collins to Henry Grafton Chapman, Call No. Ms.A.9.2 v.15, p.6.
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