Letter from Caroline Weston to Henry Grafton Chapman and Maria Weston Chapman, [1839?]
@ Boston Public Library
DescriptionHolograph, signed.Caroline Weston discusses the use of certain letters in connection with some aspect of the clerical appeal. The meaning is not clear. There will always be fighters for the cause, even if they are only members of her family. Caroline said: "You will see Wm Chace's foolish letter in the Standard..." Chace joined the Transcendentalists. It is rumored that Henry B. Stanton and James G. Birney have abandoned the abolitionist cause. She mentions David Mack, but the meaning of this passage is obscure. "Cyrus Burleigh is said to be engaged to marry Lucinda Wilmarth." Rev. Charles Fitch is having trouble with the Free Church. Amos A. Phelps took notes at church. "We are all delighted with all your letters..." Caroline wants the Maria and Henry Chapman to find out something about Toussaint L'Ouverture. She urges Henry G. Chapman to keep up his journal. She talks about preparations for an anti-slavery fair in New York.The first paragraph of pages 1-2 has been cut out. Therefore, the beginning of the letter is missing.
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