The Estlins have heard via America of Caroline Weston's illness. Mary Anne Estlin admires Miss Weston's ability to describe her symptoms to "a medical adviser some hundred miles off [John Bishop Estlin]." She wishes to see Maria Weston Chapman and Miss Weston, but she does not consider Tintern a suitable meeting place. Mary A. Estlin explains the circumstances that led Mr. John B. Estlin to publish his anonymous article in the Morning Advertiser. She remarks how "Dr. [Ezra Stiles] Gannet & his fraternity in Boston must hate this mischief maker." She tells of Mrs. Armstrong's and Mary A. Estlin's own efforts at influencing opinion. It has been proposed that William W. Brown and the Crafts should come to Bristol. "Mr. [Andrew] Paton is indignant with Pennington." Mary A. Estlin tells of the dilemma of Miss Wigham, who differs from the majority of the committee which she represents. Mrs. Anna H. Richardson and her ally [Henry Highland] Garnet are hostile to the Garrisonians. Mary A. Estlin suspects that the Quaker lady at the anti-slavery meeting was a spy for Mrs. Richardson. She hopes to find the best introduction for Anne W. Weston's Bazaar Report for 1849. Mary A. Estlin is eager to prevent "the self-destructive act of uniting" the Free Labor movement with the anti-slavery committee's "awakening genuine anti-slavery zeal." Mrs. Eliza Lee Cabot Follen's health has improved. Anne W. Weston's "statement to Miss Wigham of her religious conviction" has been a great help, but "these views fail to give universal satisfaction." The Carpenters don't like Mr. Estlin's article in the Morning Advertiser, "feeling Russell [Carpenter] & his Boston friends vulnerable to its darts." Mary A. Estlin has heard from Miss Martineau that William W. Brown and the Crafts are going to see her.