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Fragment of a letter from Edmund Quincy, [Dedham, Mass.?], to Caroline Weston, [July 30, 1847]

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Holograph, signed.
The top part of this letter was cut off, including the salutation. Edmund Quincy presumably wrote this letter to Caroline Weston.
Edmund Quincy reports on a board meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Addison Davis is "getting up a quarrel with us. He was not satisfied with the agency we gave him in the Spring, ...we are inclined to throw him overboard." Edmund Quincy fears that there will be trouble with Frederick Douglass's compensation, as he supposedly thinks his services are worth than anyone else. "Sam[uel] May seems full of business & works well." Edmund Quincy will spend the night with him in Leicester and then attend the first of August meeting in Worcester. Edmund Quincy saw Mrs. Maria (White) Lowell in Nahant, looking beautiful, but ill.
The verso of this letter is concerned with a Unitarian minister, "the translator of Undine & author of some 'minor Romances.'" [This is a reference to the Rev. Thomas Tracy, 1781-1872, who published Miniature Romances from the German, Boston, 1841.]
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Ms.A.9.2 v.23, p.38