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Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1861 8mo 18

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00181988

Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Most of the letter consists of recent news concerning friends and family. Lucretia Mott also quotes an excerpt from a letter discussing her esteem for Herbert Spencer's ideas about education; discusses her son-in-law Edward Morris Davis's role in the war, his hope for emancipation, and his connection to John C. Frémont; and briefly speaks about her own health. Likely continued in Lucretia Mott to Martha Coffin Wright, 1861-08-20 (A00181990).

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends; Slavery; Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)


  • 1861 8mo 18

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