Letter from Edmund Quincy, Dedham, [Mass.], to Caroline Weston, July 2'd, 1847
- Letter from Edmund Quincy, Dedham, [Mass.], to Caroline Weston, July 2'd, 1847
- Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877
- Weston, Caroline, 1808-1882
July 2, 1847
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Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Weston, Caroline, 1808-1882
Quincy, Edmund, 1808-1877
Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849
Remond, Charles Lenox, 1810-1873
- 2 leaves (8 p.) ; 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.
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Edmund Quincy begins this letter with remonstrances regarding Caroline Weston not having written to him. He read William Wells Brown's narrative and found it excellent. Edmund Quincy said: "It is a long time since I have seen a man, white or black, that I have cottoned to so much as I have to Brown, on so short an acquaintance." Edmund Quincy is the sub-editor of the Rev. Charles Spear. He went to a reception for President Polk. Not many people turned out to see him. He describes the meager welcome given the presidential procession. "What do they say in N.B. to the re-affiancing of Anna Motley to Alfred Rodman?" Edmund Quincy says that "Miss Shaw, the daughter of the Chief Justice is engaged to Typee Melville [Herman Melville]." He mentions Deborah Yerrinton's latest literary effort and his own letters. [Deborah Yerrinton is Edmund Quincy's pen name.] He tells of a financial dispute between William Wells Brown and Charles Lenox Remond over the disposition of money collected at Bristol County Anti-Slavery meetings. Edmund Quincy negotiated with Frederick Douglass for a series of letters to be published in the National Anti-Slavery Standard. He thinks Frederick Douglass wanted too much for them. Edmund Quincy discusses a problem connected with Caroline Weston's school in New Bedford.
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Ms.A.9.2 v.23, p.32-33