Nov. 6, 1882 Letter To Friend.

The name of "C.F. Jenkins" at the bottom on the second page may indicate which "friend" Higginson is addressing, but there is no corroborating evidence. The Friends or Friend meetings which Higginson discusses refer to the practices of Quaker meetings. The poet and fellow Abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier was also a Quaker.

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Nov. 6, 1892

Dear Friend

I cannot recal[recall]
anything that I ever printed
about Friends, except that, while
living in Newport, R.I. in the
family of a Friend (the late
Hannah Dame) I wrote something which was, I think, copied into a Friends periodical,
lamenting the changes introduced
into the meetings by the more
vivacious manners & methods
of western revivalists. But
I should not now know

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where to find that paper.

I wrote a sonnet
to Whittier some years ago
and send it to you.

Cordially yours

T. W. Higginson

C.F. Jenkins

P.S. I remember that
after the publication of the prose
paper named above, some one
asked Mrs. Dame if I was
"A birthright member" which I
have always treasured as a