Holograph, signed with initials.
Deborah Weston writes that Wendell Phillips came to New Bedford Saturday night [April 23] and stayed with Andrew Robeson. Deborah said about Phillips's lecture: "We had taken a great deal of pain to notify the churches." She recounts the reaction of the ministers. Silas Hawley was distressed that the lecture could not be held in his church. Liberty Hall was thronged and Phillips's lecture was much admired. The Whigs were displeased with his attack on Edward Everett. Charles Congdon is editor of the [New Bedford?] Bulletin, "a born democrat, but who changed to Whiggery for the sake of his subscription list." Deborah wants to know what Mr. [Joshua] Bates wrote to Warren Weston. She gives the names of men who have failed in business. Deborah comments about the economy: "All people talk about is who comes next." Deborah would like to have little Henry Chapman sent to her, if his parents should consider going to Northampton.