ribe to do so. I look now upon those chains with something like loathing (Ms.). writes to Mary Carpenter from Boston, May 29, 1847:
We had an exceedingly interesting meeting yesterday
Ms. afternoon and evening, at the house of Rev. Theodore Parker, in this city.
He styled it, in his notes of invitation, a Council of Reformers, and the object was to discuss the general principles of Reform, and the best means of promoting it. Let me give you the names of some of those present—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos B. Alcott, William Henry Channing, James F. Clarke, William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Edmund Quincy, Mrs. M. W. Chapman, Mrs. Follen, James and Lucretia Mott and daughter of Philadelphia, Caleb Stetson, John L. Russell, Francis Jackson, Charles Sumner, Samuel G. Howe, E. H. Chapin, Joshua P. Blanchard, Samuel E. Coues of Portsmouth, Elizur Wright, Jr., Walter Channing.
I have not yet given all the names.
It was a matter of deep interest even to see this collection of t