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Pages from the diary of Martha Cochran

Page 69
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In this journal entry, Martha Cochran, casually reports of her day's shopping trip and watching skaters on Boston's Jamaica Pond, before she launches into a report at an "Anti Slavery meeting" in the evening. Although she describes the meeting as "spiritless and tame," Boston's abolition luminaries populated the meeting! She notes that while William Lloyd Garrison "could get no attention," Wendell Philips spoke for fifteen minutes. Cochran appears to have gotten a glimpse of Harriet Beecher Stowe for the first time, describing her as "a short lively, keen looking woman."


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