Letter from Harriet W. Hayden, New York, to William Lloyd Garrison, Dec. 10th, 43
Harriet W. Hayden discusses her belief in a universal family. She wishes she could annihilate the prejudices against the Irish in New York City. Hayden writes: "How many of the 'Lords of creation' seem to think that Negroes, Irish & women are together but links in the animal chain." She ruminates on the Quaker religion: "I have several times attended the Friend's meeting in this city. The perfect quiet of their silence & the plainness & frankness of their exhortations charmed me, & could I forget how they have treated the venerable Isaac T. Hopper & other true hearts."