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Letter from Lucia Weston, Boston, to Deborah Weston, [24 June?] 1839

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Holograph, signed.On pages 1-2 of this manuscript, there is a letter from Lucia Weston to Deborah Weston. Lucia gives news of callers. Oliver Johnson read to them an article by William Lloyd Garrison about his visit to Abington; and Johnson read one of his own articles, which was in response to John Greenleaf Whittier. Lucia Weston describes two evenings in which friends assembled to hear Mr. Bradford from the West talk about the principles and organization of non-resistance in his region. At the second meeting, "the whole party looked very sleepy." Mary S. Parker has dropped the Liberator because she believed "it was so full of lies she could take it no longer." John A. Collins is anxious to have the board [of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society] circulate the Cradle of Liberty "in the same way they have agreed to circulate Weld's book." [The book referred to is American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses; New York, 1839, by Theodore Dwight Weld.]At the top of page 3 through page 4, there is a letter from Anne Warren Weston to Deborah Weston. Anne W. Weston likes her boarding place in Dorchester better, but her school not so well. She feels it "unpleasantly" that the school is under the control of Wilder and would prefer to have the whole school under her charge. Henrietta Sargent is ill and has adopted Dr. (Henry Ingersoll?) Bowditch as her physician. Mrs. Lydia Maria Child is at Ellis Gray Loring's now. Anne describes...
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