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Letter from Deborah Weston, New Bedford, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman and Anne Warren Weston, May 7th, 1839

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Holograph, signed.Deborah Weston writes that Susan Taber was informed by the North Marshfield abolitionists that they would not contribute to the support of the Cradle of Liberty. Susan Taber thought that this showed the secret influence of the "peelers," but Deborah thought it was "dear bro. May's handy-work." Deborah notes with amusement that the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society "had assumed the responsibilities of the Mass. women." She says that Amos A. Phelps can only address women in a dictatorial manner. She calls attention to James G. Birney's recent writings in the Emancipator and Zion's Herald.On page three of the manuscript, there is a separate letter from Deborah Weston to Anne Warren Weston. Deborah wants Anne to write to her. Deborah is coming home to Weymouth in three weeks.
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