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Letter from Sarah Pugh, London, [England], to Anne Warren Weston, June 6, [18]53

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Holograph, signed.Sarah Pugh tells about her visit to London with the Estlins and names the other abolitionists she met there, including: James M. M'Kim, George Thompson, William and Ellen Craft, and William Wells Brown, etc. Pugh writes: "The papers will tell you of the 'Exeter Hall' meeting & the 'Stowe Soiree' and your practiced judgment will enable you to detect much not discovered by the public eye." The opinion is devided as to how much cooperation can be expected from the British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. The English "do not like to be disturbed in any of the existing pleasant relations." Sarah Pugh says that "our dear Mr. Estlin has had a paralytic stroke depriving him of the power of motion in his right hand." "Mrs. Follen has had repeated interviews with Mrs. Stowe, some of them very satisfactory..." "We are now happy in the thought that she is with Mrs. Chapman..." Mrs. Stowe's "poor ignorant bungling husband has happily returned to his professorship--- ..." Mr. Estlin reported that Mrs. Stowe spoke very kindly of William Lloyd Garrison.
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