From Anne Warren Weston to Deborah Weston; Sunday, January 1, 1837.
Page: p. 1
Call Number: Ms.A.9.2 v.9 n.2
Format: Autograph Letter Signed
Extent: 4 p., 12 x 7 1/2 in.
Creator: Weston, Anne Warren, 1812-1890
Date of creation: 1837-01-01
Place of creation: Boston, MA
Recipient: Weston, Deborah, 1814-1889
Place of receipt: New Bedford, MA
BPL department: Rare Books
Boston. Jan. 1st, 1837.
I write this present Sunday evening my dear Debora more for the purpose of wishing you a Happy New year than anything else. You do not deserve that I should do this, for why have you not written? You are aware, I suppose that I should not get the letter to Miss Bailey in time, so I sent it by the Rail Road that afternoon. E Sampson staid with us till Sat. afternoon & then she & Aunt M. went over to Cambridge. Sat. & Sunday I was very much troubled with a side ache & so did not go out. Indeed, Sunday was a pouring rain & hardly any one went out. Monday also was a pouring rain. Tuesday afternoon I called at Mrs. Sewall’s to get her petition. Mr. S was very pleasant & spoke very highly of “the Slave,” said it was the work of a great mind & not its first production either. I wondered with the best of them. Mrs. S is “as ladies wish to be” very decidedly. I spent the rest of the afternoon at Chauncy Pl. helping about petitions. You will see in the Liberator the number that just returned from Cambridge. Caroline went out to Roxbury to pass the night, in order to [?] them about H’s book. Wednesday morning, she returned with Sarah Ann & Pierpont. S. A. had come to pass the night & P. was to take the stage in the afternoon, but alas! Mr. Bailey did not send it, & to Sarah Ann’s great wrath, he had to stay all night & she had to stay in till after 3 the next afternoon. Martha Perkins called on Wed. She is now attending Mr. Andrew’s school, boarding at Dr. Noyes’. Also a Miss Smith called, who is to take lessons of C. in drawing. That afternoon, Aunt Mary & I called on Mrs. Newcomb (Brother Weld’s friend) & at Chauncy Pl. Mrs. N. has recovered from her rheumatism & met us with great sweetness. Thursday, Mary [?] called and both the Percivals came to see Sarah Ann. In the afternoon I called at the Ammidons. Saw [?] who seems to be still mourning for Melania. By the way, both Mr. & Mrs. Parker were at the Fair & [?] manifested so much happiness that I was ashamed of her. I supposed I took some cold that day, for thou I was wrapped up with the greatest care & not out a great while, I was so stuffed the next day that I