Letter from Deborah Weston, Boston, Marlboro Hall. The dirtiest hole in existence, to Caroline Weston, [1847 May 27]
- Letter from Deborah Weston, Boston, Marlboro Hall. The dirtiest hole in existence, to Caroline Weston, [1847 May 27]
- Weston, Deborah, b. 1814
- Weston, Caroline, 1808-1882
[May 27, 1847]
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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, Deborah, b. 1814
Weston, Caroline, 1808-1882
Benson, George William, 1808-1879
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Follen, Eliza Lee Cabot, 1787-1860
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884
Rotch, William M.
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Deborah Weston tells of the errands she did around town. She says the Marlboro [Hall] is "the worst place that ever a meeting was held in, full of echoes, dark, dirty & dilapidated." [Frederick?] Douglas[s] is sick, but it is hoped that he may be able to come on the following day. Deborah never heard Wendeall Phillips speak better. "Whetted up" by the sight of a Webster Whig, he "scoffed, he sneered, he ridiculed with the most engaging insolence." She mentions other speakers and some of the audience. She was joined by [George William] Benson. William Henry Channing is being delayed on his voyage and is almost done with sea-sickness. Lucretia Mott gave a speech on free labor. She recounts at length the indignation expressed by Mrs. [Eliza Lee] Follen and Mrs. Maria [Weston] Chapman at the conduct of William M. Rotch. She has heard that William will return as principal of the Academy, and refers to the "lending" of it for "a [black] woman's school." If he should return to New Bedford and take the place, Deborah will think him an "unmitigated scoundrel."
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Ms.A.9.2 v.6, p.52