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Letter from Deborah Weston, Boston, [Mass.], to Mary Weston, July 6th, 1837

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Title:
Letter from Deborah Weston, Boston, [Mass.], to Mary Weston, July 6th, 1837
Author:
Weston, Deborah, b. 1814
Addressee:
Weston, Mary, 1786-1860
Date:
July 6, 1837
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston--19th century--Correspondence
Fourth of July celebrations
Antislavery movements--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Weston, Deborah, b. 1814
Weston, Mary, 1786-1860
Bourne, George, 1780-1845
Woodbury, James Trask, 1803-1861
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.
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Place of origin:
Boston, [Mass.]
Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Deborah Weston tells about the social visits planned and received. "Father Bourne" [Rev. George Bourne] delivered the lecture at Salem Street, since [James Trask?] Woodbury refused. Deborah had a wonderful time on the Common, and "the fire-works were beautiful." According to Henry B. Stanton, they raised $150 for the national, and $20 for the Massachusetts [anti-slavery societies]. Deborah writes that "Catherine Beecher or rather the review of it is to come out tomorrow." [This is a reference to Catherine Beecher's "Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism," which appeared in 1837. Addressed to Angelina E. Grimke.] Deborah's school quarter is out at the end of this week, but vacation will begin two or three weeks later. She says that Sarah Ann [Bailey?] has gone, "having been sent for in the ugliest manner by Mrs. Bailey."
Language:
English
Identifier:
3132647
Call #:
Ms.A.9.2 v.9, p.45
Barcode:
39999063104168
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