Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Sarah Thurber Benson, May 19, 1838
- Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Boston, [Mass.], to Sarah Thurber Benson, May 19, 1838
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
- Benson, Sarah Thurber, 1770-1844
May 19, 1838
Boston Public Library
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Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Benson, Sarah Thurber, 1770-1844
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Brown, David Paul, 1795-1872
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887
Moore, Esther, 1775-1845
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880
- 1 leaf (4 p.) ; 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.
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- Notes (citation):
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison, v.2, no.118.
This past Monday there was a dedication ceremony for Pennsylvania Hall, with an eloquent address made by David Paul Brown. On Wednesday, there was an abolitionist meeting in Pennsylvania Hall, with nearly 3000 present and many women. At the end of William Lloyd Garrison's address, a mob broke into Pennsylvania Hall, yelling. The meeting continued. The mob surrounded the building, throwing stones and bricks at the windows. It was Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman's first address to a mixed audience. It was followed by a long speech by Angelina Emily Grimké Weld and remarks from Esther Moore, Lucretia Mott, and Abby Kelley Foster. The women held their meeting the next day. In the evening, a mob set fire to Pennsylvania Hall and prevented fire engines from extinguishing the flames. At midnight, Garrison left the city and rode to Bristol.
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Ms.A.1.1 v.3, p.11