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Letter from John Anderson Collins, Boston, [Mass.], to Anne Warren Weston, March 28/[18]42

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Frederick Douglass has just returned from his tour and seemed "highly delighted" with his meeting in Weymouth. John Anderson Collins feels "much enraged" because nothing was said about George Bradburn's lecturing there this week and wishes to have his meeting extensively advertised. "It makes Bradburn as snappish as a Lapland Growler to have a thin audience." John A. Collins comments on the political fate of Joshua Reed Giddings. Collins says: "Every member of congress from the north ought to have retired with him ...I am disappointed in relation to the course of our Massachusetts delegation. [William] Parmenter forgot his domocratic chains and voted against the censure. Mirabulu [sic] dictu---He should be crowned with laurels." [For the House's censure of Joshua R. Giddings, see William Lloyd Garrison, v.III, p.51-52; see also Buell, Walter. "Joshua R. Giddings," Cleveland, 1882, p.117-124.]
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Ms.A.9.2 v.17, p.44