Author; born in Medford, Mass.
, Feb. 11, 1802; educated in the common schools; began her literary career in 1819; and was noted as a supporter of the abolition movement.
In 1859 she sent a letter of sympathy to John Brown
, who was then imprisoned at Harper's Ferry
, offering to become his nurse.
This offer he declined, but requested her to aid his family, which she did. Governor Wise
, of Virginia
, politely rebuked her in a letter, and another epistle from Senator Mason
's wife threatened her with eternal punishment.
These letters with her replies were subsequently published and reached a circulation of 300,000.
In 1840-43 she was editor of the National Anti-slavery standard
Her publications include The rebels
; The first settlers of New England
; Freedman's book
; Appeal for that class of Americans called Africans
; Miria, a romance of the republic
, etc. She died in Wayland, Mass.
, Oct. 20, 1880.