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Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1860 3mo 12

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181960

Scope and Contents

8 pages. Page eight is written over a printed invitation to the Twenty-Sixth National Anti-Slavery Subscription Anniversary meeting in Boston on January 25th. Written from Roadside. References the circulation of correspondence. Describes recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses the Horace Greeley and Robert Dale Owen debate about divorce and William Henry Seward's recent speech about slavery and the admission of Kansas as a free state. Reports the reactions of James Miller McKim, Mary Grew, and William Lloyd Garrison to Seward's speech; shares her own opinions, which she spoke of at her Female Anti-Slavery Society. Writes, "If Washington and Jefferson only desired to exalt white men to a political level - not negroes and Women, why then they are no models for us." Martha Coffin Wright will help organize the National Woman's Rights Convention in New York, while Mott plans to skip it in favor of attending the New England Anti-Slavery Convention in Boston. Briefly mentions Martha Coffin Wright spending time with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a letter from Susan B. Anthony. Thomas and Elizabeth Cavender are moving to Eddington. Discusses abolitionist speakers/writers Parker Pillsbury, Stephen S. Foster, Oliver Johnson, Theodore Tilton, Aaron M. Powell, George B. Cheever, Julia Griffiths, and Frederick Douglass. Alludes to criticisms of the behavior of freedmen.

Subjects: Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872; Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879; Wright, Martha Coffin, 1806-1875; Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877; Abolitionists; Antislavery movements; Slavery; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Divorce--Law and legislation; Moving, Household

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)

Dates

  • 1860 3mo 12

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Physical Facet

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