Letter from Isabel Jennings, [Cork, Ireland?], to Maria Weston Chapman, August 2, 1847
- Letter from Isabel Jennings, [Cork, Ireland?], to Maria Weston Chapman, August 2, 1847
- Jennings, Isabel
- Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
August 2, 1847
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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
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
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Isabel Jennings describes conditions west and south of this city [Cork?], where "every year numbers die of want." She tells of her eldest brother's illness and the death of "our two benevolent associates Mrs. and Miss Nash" and others in the anti-slavery society. Most active among its workers are those who know Frederick Douglass. Jennings said: "In all his intercourse here he evinced the highest regard for his wife and children." He avoided "confidential conversations with young ladies," although one or two were "rather absurd in their over-attention." She further expatiates on Douglass's character. Two American ships have been in the harbor; she gives the names of the ships and their captains. Captain Farwell "amused us with the horror he evinced at the idea of dissolving your Union." She mentions the failure of the total abstinence pledge to enforce temperance in Ireland. She tells of the acheivements of two clairvoyants.
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Ms.A.9.2 v.23, p.39A