Letter from Eliza Wigham, 5 Gray Street, Edinburgh, [Scotland], to Anne Warren Weston, 26-01-1857
@ Boston Public Library
DescriptionHolograph, signed.Eliza Wigham is pleased with the success of the Anti-Slavery Bazaar and "1600 dollars was an unprecedented amount" to make on the opening day. She expresses faith in the abolitionists. She was told that many thought it shocking that the abolitionists failed to vote for Fremont. Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe has been misquoted. Julia Griffiths "came & molested us & instituted a new society," drawing away some members. But those who remained "were greatly benefitted by the storm, it opened their eyes & strengthened them." The friends of Julia Griffiths are beginning "to see that F. Douglass & not the A. S. cause is the object which claims her sympathies, ..." Eliza Wigham lists the anti-slavery societies in Scotland, their leaders, and their tendencies. Eliza Wigham talked to Mary Webb today, "the dramatic reader of Uncle Tom. She spoike so familiarly & warmly of our beloved friends that I almost felt them nearer." Mary Webb "spoke of dear P. Pillsbury mourning over his health." Mrs. Elizabeth Pease Nichol is happy in her present situation. Eliza Wigham believes it would do Mary Estlin much good to visit Rome while Anne Warren Weston is there. She hopes that Anne W. Weston's sister will improve in health.Includes an envelope with the delivery address: Anne W. Weston, care of Messrs. Paterham & Hooker, Palazzo Albani, Rome.
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