Letter from Abby Kelley Foster, Garrettsville, [Ohio], Grange Co, to Maria Weston Chapman, July 17, 1845
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DescriptionHolograph, signed.Abby Kelley Foster wrote to Wendell Phillips to induce him to help in procuring an editor for the Anti-Slavery Bugle. Milo Townsend is "neither stronghanded nor clearsighted for the purpose." Benjamin S. Jones helped to get out the first number and is now at work on the second but is doing this only until another can be obtained. Abby K. Foster favors [Parker] Pillsbury or, if he cannot come, Oliver Johnson. Stephen S. Foster is here, helping Abby Kelley and Stebbins. Many meetings had to be held outdoors to accomodate the crowds. States that the "third party priests an, of course, worse than any others---They out Phelps Phelps." Elizabeth [Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock?] was taken with measles soon after her arrival. The Executive Committee of the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society originated in Pennsylvania and they are like Pennsylvanians. "More affection than intellect or conscience." If they could get Oliver Johnson, "we should hear no more whining." If Milo Townsend took the Anti-Slavery Bugle, he would be influenced to spare the Liberty Party. "We are bringing out a goodly number from third party." They have had no great success in raising money. She discusses the question of salaries.
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