Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Fort Lee, to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1839 [August] 14
- Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Fort Lee, to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1839 [August] 14
Angelina Emily Grimkè writes to Elizabeth Pease Nichol regarding her mother's death. She writes, "For many years Sister S and myself have done all we could to induce our beloved Mother to regard Slavery as a great sin, and to wash her hands of all its pollutions but our father were vain--and now that she has been taken from us, & we were not permitted to gather round her dying body we feel as if the language of our hearts was that of the Poolmist, 'I was dumb, I found not my mouth, because thou did it.' " She writes of never receiving a box by Jane Smith. She has read a chapter by W. Howitt titled "the English in India." She praises a prospectus issued by the British India Society, stating the society "has claimed a large share of our sympathy & we most heartily bid you God speed." She continues to write that "we were very glad to see that the subject of free products was again agitated in England...we...have been grieved that our brother Wm L Garrison should have so completely abandoned the noble position he once occupied on the subject." She writes that she believes Great Britain should refuse American cotton and should only buy East India cottion. She writes of news of "gentlemen in Tennessee proposing to form a new free state and of eastern Tennessee & Western Virginia. Some large land holders in that vicinity have pledged themselves never to sell their land to any one will will cultivate it by slave labor." She also rejoices in the prospect of the World Convention to be held in England in 1840 and her hopes in seeing Charles Stuart, her husband's best friend as well as John Scoble.
- Nichol, Elizabeth Pease, 1807-1897
- Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
[August 14, 1839]
Boston Public Library
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Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century--Correspondence
Women abolitionists--England--History--19th century
Women social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Slavery--Law and legislation--United States--History--19th century
Society of Friends--United States--19th century
Antislavery movements--Religious aspects--Christianity--United States--History--19th century
Slavery--United States--19th century--Controversial literature
Social reformers--Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Meetings--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Societies, etc--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States
Women social reformers--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Slavery--Law and legislation--United States--History
Society of Friends--History
Antislavery movements--United States
Social reformers--United States
Lectures and lecturing
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Nichol, Elizabeth Pease, 1807-1897
Stuart, Charles, 1783?-1865
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
Grimké, Sarah, 1792-1873
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
- 2 leaves (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
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MS A.1.2 v.9, p.49