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Letter from Mary Anne Estlin, Park Street, Bristol, [England], to Maria Weston Chapman, November 14, 1845

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Mary Anne Estlin has made a "List of articles in the box" just sent off for the Boston anti-slavery fair. The lock of Thomas Clarkson's hair is genuine. More than two hundred people viewed the donations while they were laid out in Mary A. Estlin's drawing room. Mary A. Estlin's uncle, Mr. Reynolds, had a large part of the Massachusetts Society's last report printed in the Record Newspaper. A tract in Chambers' Miscellany has diffused much information on American slavery. Publications like "Ten Years' Experience" are more useful here than the Liberty Bell. The Life of Frederick Douglass has been read with deep interest. Mary A. Estlin's father (John Bishop Estlin) expressed to Mr. (Samuel) May his regret that the abolitionists "waste their time & influence in disputing on the best course of action, ..."
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Ms.A.9.2 v.21, p.96