Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright

Date created 1858-06-13
Creator Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Written from Roadside. Details recent events and news concerning family and friends. References the circulation of correspondence. Mentions Benjamin Collier, William Furness, and attending an antislavery meeting. Briefly discusses the life imprisonment of Captain William Baylis for his role in aiding fugitive slaves and is issuing circulars to raise money for an appeal. Asks Martha about the Temperance Convention she attended, where William H. Burleigh made a speech; says "I am at times discouraged, seeing the return to wine drinking, as with A. S. Conventions." Discusses the negative attitude of Robert Purvis towards the Woman's Convention. Mentions Lucy Stone's "attack" on William Lloyd Garrison. Discusses a Rev. Long; she and her Female Society made contributions towards the development of his book and his abolitionist work in the Methodist Church.

Size 6 pages
Type Text
Subjects Antislavery movements | Dwellings--Maintenance and repair | Women's rights | Women--Societies and clubs | Women social reformers | Temperance | Congresses and conventions | Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898 | M'Kim, J. Miller (James Miller), 1810-1874 | Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Geographical location Cheltenham (Pa.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00181931

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