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Mott, Lucretia to Wright, Martha, Roadside, 1862 11mo 20

 Item — Box: 2
Identifier: A00182002

Scope and Contents

4 pages. Written from Roadside. Lucretia Mott discusses the war and the aid work for freedmen and contraband (formerly enslaved people who escaped to Union lines) undertaken by her, her sister, and other Quakers. She also mentions excitement over the freedmen at Port Royal, conversations with politician and social reformer Robert Dale Owen, the fact that either Joseph Carpenter or Lydia Maria Child sheltered freedom seekers escaping slavery, the deaths of friends and relatives, spiritualism, and Charles Dall's missionary work in India and his opinion on the Sepoy Mutiny.

Subjects: Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Personal correspondence; Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877; Sepoy Rebellion (India : 1857-1858); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War--Religious aspects--Society of Friends; Fugitive slaves; Contraband of war; Dall, C. H. A. (Charles Henry Appleton), 1816-1886; Death--Religious aspects; Old age; Davis, Maria Mott; Freedmen--Charities; Women and war

Relevant locations: Cheltenham (Pa.)


  • 1862 11mo 20

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