Newport R.I. Printed at the Office of the Newport Mercury, 1807. First edition. Some chipping and rubbing to sheep. Joints somewhat fragile. Largely a clean copy aside from some light occasional foxing. Two ink ownership signatures, one dated 1829 and one dated 1875, to front flyleaf. A very good, clean copy of this uncommon collection of letters. Contemporary sheep with gilt spine label. Twelvemo. 170 pp. Item #17133
A collection of correspondence exchanged between two close friends, Sarah Osborn and Susanna Anthony, between 1740 and 1779. Osborn and Anthony were both devout Congregationalists — Anthony, in fact, broke with her parents’ Quaker faith to join Osborn in the Congregationalist church. The two friends were also both teachers and abolitionists: the present collection includes Osborn’s accounts of her experience teaching classes to the Black population in Newport, as well as letters exchanged between Anthony and the abolitionists Rev. Samuel Hopkins.