Letter from Anne Warren Weston to Deborah Weston, 1837
38, Boylston St.
Monday nearly 4.
In great haste I write, for Abby Begood has only just gone from hence. She came just after dinner & has only just gone. She is looking well & is coming here on Wednesday morning next to get you if possible, to go over to Charlestown & pass the day with her. Elizabeth Doubleday is going to be there. Miss D, Abby says has called here but it was while the house was shut up. I told Abby I could not answer for you. The invited are to come, but I told her I thought I should go to Commencement. We had no scholars at all, but one little girl who came to say she was was going out of town for a week or two but should come when she came back. Maryanne called here this morning. Her father is busy looking up a school for her. She seemed a stronger abolitionist than ever. Mary Lincoln is coming here to board. I could not help blowing one blast against her, but I don't mean to open my mouth again. Mary Procter is here & I am all pulled back about routing her, at least for the present, as she has just lost a good place to come back here. Caroline had a letter from Sarah Ann the other day in which she says Mrs B is not materially better. Her mother is very much as might be expected with Mrs B gone. Maria is going to ride out to Brookline to see the Grimkés next Thursday. May comes in town on Wed. Little Henry seems as good as pie. Mrs Park is gone, went last night. Women have got on quite well I believe. We went to meeting with C all day Sunday & we design to take him to the Monthly Concert this evening. John Coffin is out of town. W appears very docile & I hope for the best. The Grimkés are going to Concord to lecture & from there back to Groton & then up to Ashburn Lane. Maria approves my pastoral letter & I shall call a Board meeting on Wednesday next or another Thursday. Strengthen if possible, Aunt Priscilla to come in town. There never could be so good a time. Tell her no one is here & we would make her as cosy as could be. She could sleep with me & all would go on briskly.
There is no need of Lucia & Emma's coming immediately. Has Emma had the hooping cough? It is about now & Caroline wants E in formed of the same & see if she must be kept out of the way. Caroline says that E. Sampson is not at Cambridge. Garrison has come in town. Mary Ann has just come in she is going out to Cambridge to pass the week. Annie Hunter has got more than 200 names in Kingham. Give my love to all the folks. Boston does seem rather pleasant.
Mrs Debora Weston