Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Weymouth, [Mass.], to Henry Grafton Chapman and Maria Weston Chapman, May 18, 1841
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DescriptionHolograph, signed.Anne W. Weston attended a community meeting at the Ripleys. Mr. George Ripley declared "he never went to bed in his life so little tired as now after working in the field all day." Anne thought Mrs. Sophia W. (Dana) Ripley "inferior, not at all more remarkable than Anna Alvord. She was anxious to assure her own mind that... the canons of gentility were not infringed upon." Anne "rather liked" Elizabeth Peabody. While visiting, Anne read part of Combe's Tour; Anne quotes his reference to Maria W. Chapman. [The reference to Combe's Tour is to "Notes on the United States of America," 1841, by George Combe.] Miss Paul died. Anne attended an interesting meeting of the Norfolk (Anti-Slavery) Society in Dorchester. She received a note from Harriet Martineau thanking for "[Liberty] Bells" for herself, Lady Byron, and Mrs. Jameson. She quotes a passage from the note referring to the Maria W. Chapman. Anne describes a visit to Dedham where she was charmed with Edmund Quincy's place. The Fair in New York was a failure. She states the amount of contributions and pledges. Anti-slavery friends "take no notice of [Joseph] Sturge at all."
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