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Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Weymouth, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Aug. 22, 1848

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Holograph, signed with initials.Anne Warren Weston remarks: "All the country is going [sic] the Free Soil question. The 3d party is completely merged in it." Joshua Leavitt was on of the committee to draw up resolutions. J.R. Lowell has written a good piece for the National Anti-Slavery Standard, and E. Quincy wrote a piece for the Liberator. Abby Kelley is "showing some natural folly, the report is 'watering her pillow with her tears' for fear the Old Org-Abolitionists should go over to Free Soil...She does not see the difference, I apprehend, between the present movement and Liberty Party and as she innocently played into the hands of Liberty Party she is afraid of doing the same thing again." People say that E. Jackson will vote the Free Soil ticket. Anne thinks that Wendell Phillips probably intends to "do whatever fighting of this party is needful." Dr. Amos Farnsworth has spent the day here. "Wendell [Phillips] writes me that the Board have borrowed $2000 for Sydney [H. Gay]."In the postscript, Anne reports the death of Rachel Cowing. She also says that there will be a great Free Soil ratification meeting at Faneuil Hall tonight.
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