Maria Weston Chapman


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Maria Weston or Maria Weston Chapman (July 24, 1806–1885) was an American abolitionist. She was elected to the executive committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1839 and from 1839 until 1842, she served as editor of the anti-slavery journal, Non-Resistant.

Weston was born in 1806 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the eldest of eight children, to Warren Weston and Anne Bates. Though ... more »

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  • ''Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.''
    Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885), U.S. abolitionist. Speech, 1855, New York. "How Can I Help to Abolish Slavery."
  • ''We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.''
    Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885), U.S. abolitionist. Speech, 1855, New York. "How Can I Help to Abolish Slavery."
  • ''Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.''
    Maria Weston Chapman (1806-1885), U.S. abolitionist. Address to Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. Liberator (Aug. 13, 1836).
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