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Chardon Street Convention

THE CHARDON STREET CONVENTION. IN the month of November, 1840, a Convention of Friends of Universal Reform assembled in the Chardon Street Chapel in Boston, in obedience to a call in the newspapers, signed by a few individuals, inviting all persons to a public discussion of the institutions of the Sabbath, the Church and the…

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Life and Letters in New England

HISTORIC NOTES OF LIFE AND LETTERS IN NEW ENGLAND. THE ancient manners were giving way. There grew a certain tenderness on the people, not before remarked. Children had been repressed and kept in the background ; now they were considered, cosseted and pampered. I recall the remark of a witty physician who remembered the hardships…