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Letter from Richard Davis Webb, Dublin, [Ireland], to Maria Weston Chapman, March 8, 1848

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Richard Davis Webb tells about his wife opening the "Box of [Liberty] Bells." Jane and Eliza Wigham were present and undertook the distribution of the Liberty Bells to Scotland and the north of England. Webb discusses the prospect of Maria Weston Chapman coming to the British Isles. Webb writes: "Dublin is a poor city, Ireland a poor country, and we are no great things ourselves---(though we might not like the people to say so)---but whatever we are we shall be most heartily glad to see you." Webb sends messages to Samuel May, Jr., and Henry C. Wright. He asks Maria W. Chapman to discontinue the Liberator for three Englishmen. He thinks it likely that some of them were "horrified by an article in the last number about Watt's Hymns' which was by no means orthodox." Webb comments on the political situation in Europe. He looks with impatience to the next American mail "for my share of the Annual Budget."
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Ms.A.9.2 v.24, p.7