Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright and her children

Date created 1862-12-27
Creator Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Written from Roadside. In addition to giving her sister Martha news of family and friends, Lucretia Mott discusses recent social engagements with "old abolitionists" including Sarah Pugh, Elijah Pennypacker, Graceanna Lewis, and Gertrude K. Burleigh; politics and the war; the Christmas gifts her grandchildren received; John William Colenso's recent book on the scriptures and her own opinion on theological issues; charity work being undertaken for the African-American freedmen in Port Royal and Washington, D.C.; James Freeman Clarke and Robert Collyer; and a "home for colored children," possibly the Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans.

Size 6 pages
Type Text
Subjects War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends | Theology | Bible. Old Testament | Freedmen--Charities | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Burleigh, Gertrude Kimber | Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 | Pennypacker, E. F. (Elijah Funk), 1804-1888 | Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 | Collyer, Robert, 1823-1912 | Association for the Care of Coloured Orphans (Cheyney, Pa.) | Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Geographical location Cheltenham (Pa.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00182004

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