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Letter from Frances H. Drake, Leominster, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Dec. 1st / [18]45

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Title:
Letter from Frances H. Drake, Leominster, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, Dec. 1st / [18]45
Author:
Drake, Frances H.
Addressee:
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Date:
[December 1, 1845]
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Anti-slavery petitions
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Drake, Frances H.
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 leaf (2 p.) ; 10 x 8 in.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Mrs. Frances H. Drake is sending Maria Weston Chapman greenery for the anti-slavery fair. Her time has all been taken up recently "in the Texas warfare," circulating the petition, walking from house to house, battling "the stupid Whigs, & the wicken Democrats." One old Federalist told Francis H. Drake that women could not know anything about politics but what the men told them. Francis H. Drake obtained over 300 names, mostly of women. If she had circulated the petition among men, she would have had twice the number of signatures. She requests that Maria W. Chapman find a home for Miss Maria Richardson for the first three days of the fair.
On the verso, there is a postscript by Mrs. Frances H. Drake: "The Box is a donation from Gen. Eastabrooks, he has large quantities of it in his garden, so I ventured to ask him to make a donation to the fair.
Language:
English
Identifier:
3134066
Call #:
Ms.A.9.2 v.21, p.123
Barcode:
39999066744549
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