Letter from Deborah Weston, New Bedford, [Mass.], to Mary Weston, Feb. 24th, 1839, Sunday evening
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On pages 1-3, there is a letter from Deborah Weston to Aunt Mary Weston. Deborah describes the harbor view from the house. "I see all the ships as they come in... How many barrels has she got in the first question." Deborah has been told by Mr. [John F.] Emerson about Wendell Phillips's having been mobbed at the Odeon. "What are the facts of the case?" Deborah is troubled at hearing of little Henry Chapman's sickness and longs to take care of him. She expresses indignation at the "N. Yorkers," who are "at the bottom of the new paper." [Alanson] St. Clair is lecturing her, "the villain!" She mentions Caroline Weston's allusion to "something which is preparing for M[ary S.] Parker--a good dose I hope.
On pages 3-4, there is a letter dated March 4th, 1839, from Deborah Weston to Lucia Weston. Deborah Weston comments on Emma Weston's improved handwriting, and remarks: "She takes a very good model I think in the Grimkes--but as times are now she must not copy anything else about them." Deborah is reading the novel, the Pickwick Papers [by Charles Dickens], and finds it melancholy "to have to sit & laugh all by ones-self." She recommends that Lucia begins Latin.
|Weston, Deborah, b. 1814|
|Boston Public Library|
|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, Mary, 1786-1860
Weston, Lucia, 1822-1861
Chapman, Henry Grafton, 1833-1883
Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879
Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884
St. Clair, Alanson
Parker, Mary S
Dickens, Charles, 1719-1793
Weston, Emma Forbes, b. 1825
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- Weston, Deborah, b. 1814. Letter from Deborah Weston, New Bedford, [Mass.], to Mary Weston, Feb. 24th, 1839, Sunday evening. 1839-02-24. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/wm117x82n. (Accessed June 18, 2018.)
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