Amos Farnsworth regrets that the Grinkes cannot come to Groton, but he believes they are more usefully employed where they are. Farnsworth writes: "It is a triumph, however, after the base cowering of the abolitionists in this place, to the powers that be, to have them toe the mark by giving the G[rimkes] an invitation to come again." Last Sabbath the Rev. Dudley Phelps preached against them, but "today--all day, has been devoted to them & Garrison." Amos Farnsworth refers to the crowded hall when the Grimkes spoke in Boston. Farnsworth says: "I suppose you anticipate much for the woman cause by the lectures at the Odeon. I think that you are going ahead at a rapid rate. Dudley [Phelps] says you will land on Fanny Wrightism & that such is the fate of all women who venture out of their sphere." Amos Farnsworth refers to a visit from Deborah Weston and comments: "We found Debora[h] quite the thing---we miss her ..."