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3 Mrs. Mott writes to Hannah Webb of Dublin, Feb. 25, 1842 (Ms.): ‘Maria W. Chapman wrote me that he [Whittier] . . . was in the [A. S.] office a few months since, bemoaning to Garrison that there should have been any divisions. “ Why could we not all go on together?” “Why not, indeed?” said Garrison; “ we stand just where we did. I see no reason why you cannot cooperate with the American Society.” “ Oh,” replied Whittier, “but the American Society is not what it once was. It has the hat, and the coat, and the waistcoat of the old Society, but the life has passed out of it.” “Are you not ashamed,” said Garrison, “to come here wondering why we cannot go on together! No wonder you can't cooperate with a suit of old clothes!” ’
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