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Partial letter from Richard Davis Webb, [Dublin, Ireland?], to Maria Weston Chapman, [1846]

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This manuscript was paginated nine through twelve by the author. The beginning and end of this letter are missing; it was presumably written by Richard Davis Webb to Maria Weston Chapman.
In this letter, Richard Davis Webb asks why William Bassett's name has been retained as one of the vice presidents of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Richard D. Webb tells of domestic news. Richard D. Webb is the treasurer and corresponding secretary of his little anti-slavery society, and he's happy to promote Maria Weston Chapman's objectives. One of Frederick Douglass's converts, who is a Methodist, said that Douglass's visit has done much good in this sect. The Rev. Simpson G. Morrisson, a young Independent minister, gave three admirable anti-slavery lectures. Richard D. Webb thinks Maria W. Chapman's report remarkably clear and full, though sometimes her "ironic flings" may puzzle the uninitiated. Robert Johnson, who wrote a long letter to the Liberator, is employed by Richard D. Webb's brother, James. Richard D. Webb received a pleasant letter from James N. Buffum, who is planning to return by steamboat by July 3. So are the Hutchinsons (singers); Mary Howitt "has addressed them in some beautiful lines." Buffum mentioned the chance of William Lloyd Garrison coming to the London meeting.
On the third page of this manuscript there is a copy of Richard Davis Webb's financial account with Maria Weston Chapman. The list was copied by his wife, Hannah Webb, and is in her handwriting.
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Ms.A.9.2 v.22, p.150