Letter from Emma Parker, Cavendish, [Vermont], to Maria Weston Chapman, 1840 May 14
Emma Parker writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to her disappointment at not being able to attend the national anti-slavery convention "with feelings of intense interest" due to complications in traveling to New York. She was looking forward to meeting Maria along with William Lloyd Garrison, Henry Clarke Wright, and Lydia Marie Child. She expresses her loyalty to the Massachusetts anti-slavery society and the Boston female anti-slavery society. She writes, "there has been a good degree of A[nti].S[lavery]. feeling awakened in this place, but it was effectually hushed to sleep before it was matured into action, this was effected by Clerical policy." She writes that although non resistance meets with opposition, it has taken "root in some hearts." She wishes Wright could speak at Cavendish.
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