1842 May 22
Pleasantville (N.Y.) - "I am ranked with the fanatick Abolitionists... I have to say of my fanaticism, I can not help it. The right to enjoy life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness appears to be the unchangeable truth & if I try to get away from the subject, it will follow me. I desire the peaceful emancipation of the suffering & the dumb in our southern states..." Attended meeting in New Yo... more
1838 Apr. 10
Pleasantville (N.Y.) - Visit to Richard and A. Mott. Very acceptable visit by John Wilbur. Abolitionism: believes a failure to oppose slavery conflicts with basic Christian principles; Sarah Grimke's letters in the Liberator will likely make her unpopular with "the gentlemen who claim preeminence on their side." Does not agree that using meetinghouses to lecture on antislavery make them akin ... more
1833 Mar. 29
Pleasantville (N.Y.) - Richard Mott visited Friends in Amawalk and Chappaqua. The Society has been "very much stripped" since the separation. Comments on Friends Boarding School and their local boarding school. Westchester County remiss in the antislavery cause; local Methodists influenced by Rees are opposed to emancipation; petitions sent to Washington are treated with scorn.