- 1 items (1 scroll ; 28 1/2 ft. x 13 in.)
- Handwritten address; a plea, dated 28th of April 1846, signed by 1623 English women, invoking a common ancestry and urging their American sisters to unite with them "in using the influence we possess, which is not powerless though exerted chiefly around the domestic hearth." The exchange was prompted due to tensions between England and the United States known as the "Oregon Question" a boundary dispute resulting from competing claims to the Pacific Northwest territory. Friendly Addresses were inspired by Joseph Crosfield, an English Quaker, and Elihu Burritt, an American, to promote friendship between the United States and Great Britain on a person-to-person level. (C.f. Merle Curti, The American Peace Crusade, p. 114-116).
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]