Circular letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Boston, [Mass.], 1840
- Circular letter from Maria Weston Chapman, Boston, [Mass.], 1840
- Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
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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
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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.
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Ms.A.9.2 v.14, p.98