Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Boylston Street, [Boston], to Mary Weston, Oct. 30, 1835, Friday night
- Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Boylston Street, [Boston], to Mary Weston, Oct. 30, 1835, Friday night
- Weston, Anne Warren, 1812-1890
- Weston, Mary, 1786-1860
October 30, 1835
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Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Weston, Anne Warren, 1812-1890
Weston, Mary, 1786-1860
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
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Anne comments on the Anti-Slavery Convention at Utica. Eleven hundred dollars were collected there. Anne feels "like a slave" so long as an Anti-Slavery meeting cannot be held in Boston. She mentions an attack on Spencer's house, where George Thompson was staying with his family. A meeting has been called at Salem "to testify their abhorrence of all such outrages." She will try to send a number of the Daily Reformer, which advocates a protest meeting in Faneuil Hall. Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman wants George Thompson to come to Weymouth, but the abolitionists are horrified at the idea and want to get him safely home as soon as possible. Abolitionists in Boston are not now under the protection of the laws; Thompson and Garrison are not safe. Writes about sending abolition literature; Mrs. Lydia Maria Child's Appeal costs fifty cents. Tells about some gentlemen wishing to know what white woman came out of the door in company with a black on the day of the mob so that they could mob her. "The lady was Ann [Greene] Chapman.
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MS A.9.2 v.7, p.72