[Letter To] My Dear Anne

[Letter To] My Dear Anne

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Julia A. Tappan writes to Anne Warren Weston in regards to the Philadelphia anti-slavery society "sending out two dozen silk reticules requesting that they may be stamped from the plate representing a slave mother, & her infant sitting under a tree, & the accompanying words to 100 pieces of silk can be stamped for about the same price as 25." She will wait until she hears back from Anne about whether her society intends to have any stamping in New York. She asks if Mr. Southard has promised a New York engraver all the work of the New York anti-slavery society. Tappan and her associates have been working on petitions. She writes, "I have left many houses ashamed of my sex, I must say that I met with more intelligence in the families of some colored persons in my district than in the splendidly furnished rooms of wealthy citizens in Hudson square. Not only did I meet with utter ignorance about the subject of slavery, but about the affairs of our country. Ladies, sitting in splendid sofas, in the midst of elegance, looked at us, as if they had never before heard the word Texas, & I presume some of them would have been unable to say whether it was north or west or south of Louisiana, or whether or no[t] it belonged to the U.S." She goes on to blame their schooling as the cause of their ignorance. She mentions Angelina Emily Grimke and Sarah Moore Grimke as "doing much good in Massachusetts" and that they are addressing "gentlemen as well as ladies." She asks whether there is anything wrong with it, even though they are Quakers and are allowed to do it by the rules of their church. On a second sheet, there is a receipt from Isaac Knapp to Henry Grafton Chapman for the amount of $71.63.
Branch Call Number: MS A.9.2, v.9, p.49
Characteristics: 2 leaves (6 p.) ; 25 cm

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