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Circular letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Boston, [Mass.], 1840

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Title:
Circular letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Boston, [Mass.], 1840
Author:
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Date:
1840
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Notes:
Holograph, signed.
This manuscript is apparently a circular letter, urging cooperation in the new "weekly contribution plan" for collecting funds. Maria Weston Chapman sets forth the need of anti-slavery lectures, literature, etc. Chapman writes: "Urgent requests are constantly being made ... more than twice equalling our ability to supply." The sudden business depression has deprived the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society of large contributions. Whereas in the past, "the mites of the many have almost been disregarded," the new plan is based on a widespread system in which voluntary collectors in each town procure a small weekly contribution from anti-slavery friends. Chapman explains the advantageous arithmetical functioning of the plan.
Language:
English
Identifier:
3132925
Call #:
Ms.A.9.2 v.14, p.98
Barcode:
39999063099202
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