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Wednesday. Nov 14—

My dear Mother

I am writing with a quill pen. They are commonly used here I feel like an Indian to use a long feather like this. I have just returned from the Unitarian annual meeting. Mr. Bowie kindly sent me two tickets. The meeting was held in Essex Hall; was thinly attended, and entirely lacking in enthusiasm. The meeting was opened by Sir Something or other— a man of little wit, hideous laugh, and little gray matter. A face glowing with coarseness; a beard of extraordinary length; were the noticeable traits of the chairman of the Autumn Unitarian meeting. After a gabbling speech of some ten minutes by the Chairman; he sat down amid enthusiastic cheers and the clapping of hands, and stomping of feet. Next followed a Mr. Hargrove ZY. RXV. M Esq. He spoke in a discouraging manner regarding attendance, and 
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