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November 9-11, 1863

Monday, November 9, 1863.

nice class Nell was not there or Vincent Tom was up a little while Nell stoped she is still very disconsolate I pitty her for I have suffered the same i finished my bonnet to night

Tuesday 10

very cold and blustery tomy spent quite a while with me i love to have him come up to see me meeting up to Whites great many out we had quite a nice meeting

Wednesday 11

very busy today tomy was up today he comes up nearly every day Nell was up and spent the evening EJ worrering [worrying] me about Frank

Annotation 1

African American women in the audience for the American Anti-Slavery Society convention on December 4 dressed sharply, donning bonnets and dresses as they listened to the various speakers. Perhaps Emilie made her bonnet in anticipation of the event, which she seems to have attended.  Some newspaper coverage was dismissive of the meeting, as is evidenced by the headline:  “The Abolition Convention. Meeting of a Mutual Admiration Club. Semi-Feminine Men and Strong-Minded Women,” The Daily Age (Philadelphia), December 4, 1863.

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