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Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Chauncy Place, [Boston], to Caroline Weston and Deborah Weston, June 3'd, 1843, Sunday Morning

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Holograph. A number of words have been crossed out in the letter.Anne Warren Weston reports on the (New England Anti-Slavery) Convention. Money was pledged. Wendell Phillips gave $100, etc. "[Stephen Symonds] Foster...made a foolish & mischievous speech in which he spoke as though the present Ex. Com.[Executive Committee] were hardly to be trusted. He spoke very harshly of Mrs. [Lydia Maria] Child..." Wendell Phillips answered Foster who, the next day, apologized. The church question was battled all afternoon in the crowded Tabernacle. Frederick Douglass and Charles Lenox Remond spoke, the latter showing such a jealousy of the former that he injured his speech. Edmund Quincy spoke finely. At the evening meeting Faneuil Hall was crammed, "with a most respectable audience." E. Quincy presided, Garrison read his address to the slaves, "which was pronounced admirable." William Henry Channing seconded it "in a most beautiful and religious speech." Latimer was shown on the platform. Wendell Phillips read the letter to President Tyler. Thursday afternoon was taken up with a fight between S.S. Foster and Chairman E. Quincy, which is further detailed. Quincy was supported by Wendell Phillips, also by Garrison: "For once he stood by his friends." Finally a motion to sustain the course of the Chair was carried. "[Henry Brewster] Stanton, [Elizur] Wright and a few other villains were there."
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