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Letter from Anne Warren Weston, Bos[ton] & Weymouth, [Mass.], to Maria Weston Chapman, June 5, '49

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Anne Warren Weston writes that Emma [Weston] is to sail the 20th of June on the Europa with the [Joshua] Bateses. Anne is glad that Caroline Weston is going on her tour. She trusts that Maria W. Chapman and her children will be extremely careful in "these cholera times." Several cases are said to have occurred in Boston. The morning paper announced the arrival of "the English banker Joshua Bates, Esq." The Follens will sail the latter part of July. The New England Convention was "a most capital meeting." $800 were taken in pledges. Frederick Douglass was here, making good speeches. Miss [Julia] Griffiths, who is in this country, has been "very grossly insulted on account of going about with Douglass." Douglass asked for subscriptions to the North Star; for eighteen months he received nothing for his labors. The meeting of the American Society has been generally praised. Anne gives news. Eunice (Mrs. John A.) Collins died of consumption. Peter Lesley's book against the ministers is out and very good. Anne (Mrs. Wendell) Phillips is improving. She tells of donations by Elizabeth Pease. Oliver Johnson has taken the Bugle, Abby Kelley (Foster) having collected $600 to pay off its debts.
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Ms.A.9.2 v.24, p.77