Letter from Anne Warren Weston to Fanny Kemble
Rough copy of a letter to F. Kemble; A.W. Weston
Mrs Frances Anne Kemble
I trust that an apology for addressing you may be found(?) in the belief I am most happy to entertain that on the question now so deeply agitating the whole country, that of the continuance of American Slavery your sympathies are in agreement with those of the Abolitionists.
I would have wished that the request I am about to make might have now the advantage of presentation by some one engaging the honour of a personal acquaintance & respect(?) more than even the advice upon the courtesy of my dear friend Mrs Fuller
upon who who could have asked your help without any of that fear of intrusion which a stranger must necessarily feel.
You may be perhaps amused that an Annual Bazaar for the benefit of the Anti Slavery Course has been held in Boston for the last 15 years. The state of sentiment considered it has been very succeʃsful, & has furnished a large proportion of the funds by why Anti Slavery publications & Literature have been sustained(?). For the last few years it has been held in Faneuil Hall and several of the evenings
(for the Bazaar continues open ten days) have been devoted to addreʃses on Slavery from men distinguished in the cause such as Wendell Phillips, Garrison, W. H. Channing & others. My wish is that for 1849-50 the Bazaar opens in Faneuil Hall on Monday the 24th of Dec & continues open through the next ten days. My work My purpose in writing is to ask that you would give any evening during that period you would give on your the A.S. Cause the Bazaar the invaluable benefit of your assistance by such Readings or you may judge best suited to the occasion.
My knowledge that you were to be in New York on the 17th makes me hope that you might visit Boston without much additional inconvenience
some an account of our last year's Bazaar that you may (?) a letter whereof the mode of action, in behalf of which I have mentioned to, addreʃs you solicit your help. Mrs (?)reen, Miʃs Carr,(?) Mrs James Russell Lowe, Mrs F. G. Shaw, Misses Chapman are names that occur to me among our list of Managers as those with which you may be familiar.
I will occupy your time no longer. I should feel more (?) error(?) was meant of making this application were I not so deeply (?) of the solemnity & magnitude of the work those our very (?) efforts are striving to promote.
Believe me with sentiments of very high admiration and respect
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