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Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to Sarah Hopper Palmer and Jonathan Palmer, 1820-11-03

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 47
Identifier: A00180933

Scope and Contents

4 pages. Discusses recent events concerning family/friends. Mentions several people who have been disowned by their Monthly Meeting. Recounts telling Thomas Legget that she feels "too independent to be under the direction of 12 men" at the school where she was working. Also states, "if I have a husband, I will not be ruled by him."

Subjects: Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893; Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Quakers; Society of Friends; Leggett, Thomas Haight, 1787-1867

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.); Philadelphia (Pa.)


  • Creation: 1820-11-03

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