Emerson, Mary 1850 11 01
 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
CENTER FOR LOWELL HISTORY

SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART ARCHIVES
LILLY MARTIN SPENCER COLLECTION
OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WRITTEN BY MARY EMERSON 
TO ANQELIQUE MARTIN

This letter is damaged with many missing pieces

My Dear Mrs. Martin

                                 Being at home again 
I carefully take my pen in acknowledge the 
receipt of your king letter, and to let you 
know, (though I suppose you have long since 
heard of it.) That the first blow of [----], for 
her God given rights, in old Mass is struck. 
Yes, the “Woman’s Rights Convention” is over. 
Men and women have [----], men and women 
have frowned, and sneared, and pshawed, and 
turned up their noses but, the world went 
on [----] 
and [----]. I regret both 
for your sake and my own, that I am 
not able to give you our organizations report 
of the convention, for I know you would 
rejoice to meet it even my own humble word 
[----] I am. But regret business of a 
[----] called [----]
they will give you. I think the proceedings will 
be published in pamphlet form, and if not 
I shall certainly send you some. I believe it 
was considered the greatest collection of Female 
intellect ever together in New England, if not in 
the know world. Addresses were delievered by 
Mrs. Mott, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Tindale, Lucy Stone, 
and others, and amid the calls of these noble women 
were heard the thunder of a Foster and a Douglass, 
 
 
the earnest and persuasive treaties of a Phillips an a 
Garrision, and the [----] of a Channing’s 
eloquence. The hall was crowded day and evening, 
and many turned away unable to gain admittance. 
(I hope you will excuse my numerous blunders 
for I am in great haste, and don’t [----] but 
Mr. Burr Thurrolazyed we’re lost ere 
to write every thing wrong, at my [----] 
good stock of Mr. time.) Well, Ohio and Mass 
have [----] 
follow their example for whether woman 
needs the right of suffrage and the privilege 
of the professions [----] need [----] have 
[----] that she [--- --] equal 
with his [----] and to [----] 
to the ten thousand [----] 
she is yearly subjected. I am very [----] 
to the [----] those “Thoughts” you purpose [----]
so pray, do not forget me! And hope [----] to hear from 
you by letter, whenever you have leisure [----] to devote
                                   From your affectionate daughter 
                                   Mary Emerson
 
Lowell, Mass Nov. 1st /50 
 
  

 
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