Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Sans Souci, New York, to Maria Weston Chapman, May 13, 1840
- Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Sans Souci, New York, to Maria Weston Chapman, May 13, 1840
- Weston, Anne Warren, 1812-1890
- Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
May 13, 1840
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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
American Anti-Slavery Society
Weston, Anne Warren, 1812-1890
Chapman, Maria Weston, 1806-1885
Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887
Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873
Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847
Loring, Ellis Gray, 1803-1858
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Anne Warren Weston gives a detailed report of the anniversary meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Francis Jackson, as chairman, was authorized to appoint a business committee. The appointment of Abby Kelley caused a storm. The viva voce being doubted, the votes were counted and stood about 557 to 451 in Miss Kelley's favor. Lewis Tappan gave four reasons why he could not work on the committee with a woman, and Ellis Gray Loring refuted these reasons. A. A. Phelps declined serving on the committee. Anne describes various speeches--"[David Lee] Child spoke capitally"--and states that "when we broke up it was settled that we had achieved a glorious victory."
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Ms.A.9.2 v.13, p.74