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Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Newburyport, [Mass.], to Helen Eliza Garrison, July 29, 1869

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William Lloyd Garrison met Julia Ward Howe and Elizabeth Peabody on his way to the Women's Suffrage Convention. He stayed with William Ashby. He heard that it rained heavily during the Laurel Festival. He describes the Women's Suffrage Convention and gives the names of the speakers. Garrison says that "Miss Peabody [was] very rambling, without being able to make herself heard, except by those immediately around her." Samuel Joseph May could not get to the Convention. Garrison writes: "Whittier did not come down to our meeting; why we know not, except possibly on account of absence from home." Garrison says about his visit in Newburyport: "Everything looks pleasant here, but the dulness and quietude are almost oppressive. I have wandered a little about the streets, recalling boyhood scenes, and awakening old remembrances."
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Ms.A.1.1 v.7, p.103A