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Letter from Mary Carpenter, Bristol, [England], to Maria Weston Chapman, March 9th, 1845

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Mary Carpenter thanks Maria Weston Chapman for her letter. Carpenter hopes that the people of Bristol will contribute as much to the coming anti-slavery fair as it did last November. She tells at length of her horror of slavery. She is surprised that so many worthy and pious people are opposed to the abolitionists. She suggests that it may be due to the violence of their language. Carpenter distributed copies of the Liberty Bell to various acquaintances. She tried to get her brother Russell to send his remarks on Jewish slaveholding to Maria W. Chapman. Carpenter lacks the time to read the Standard and so declines recieving it any more. She remarks on the hesitancy of the English female abolitionists.
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Ms.A.9.2 v.21, p.15