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Willis, Sarah L Kirby Hallowell. Letter to Isaac Post.

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^Mary Hallowell says she likes S Smiley thinks she is ahead of any of the others in ability to give a connected discourse but thinks they some of them are a little jealous of her _ She is opposed to womens rights or ^

safe in [M?] at a comfortable room It is so cold _ Zero weather almost _ I can't help feeling a little anxious about her fear she was not well enough protected. Most of last week we were interested attending the Friends meeting The methodist house was well filled during the days and Brick or Dr. [Shatts?] full to overflowing evenings. The women did most of the speaking which perhaps was wise as they were the principal attraction _ there was one loong discourse from Jacob Bell who seemed to enjoy the opportunity exceedingly his face aglow and voice and gestures in harmonious accord. I should ^ think they would like him he is intelligent some directions and should [?]^ Sarah Smiley is admired for her ability and pleasant way of speaking _ does not ramble from the subject as some of the others _ but some think her too intellect -ual and wanting in heart. Edith Griffith I believe is the name of an old

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