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Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha & Lord, Martha, Roadside, 1861 3mo 19-21

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181984

Scope and Contents

3 pages. In addition to discussing recent news of family and friends, Mott talks briefly about secession, quotes and discusses a relative's remarks in favor of compensated emancipation, gives her opinions of Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address from an antislavery perspective, and quotes some comments on it from "The Bugle" and the "Principia." She also discusses Caroline Stratton's divorce and the illnesses of various children in the family. Written from Roadside.

"When Lincoln and Seward and very many of the Republicans promise, or express a willingness, to strengthen the pro-Slavery parts of the Constitution and to yield the claim to rob and murder by thousands--an infinitely greater number, than in any probably war, might be slain--then 'the sacrifice of a few lives,' in resisting such iniquitous provisions, may be a question."

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Slavery; Antislavery movements; Divorce

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)


  • 1861 3mo 19-21

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1 L

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