Conway Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson
College, Carlisle, PA, p. 1.
On Sat. the 11th Jan. I went over to the Landing to meet my dear friend Mrs. Marshall, who came that far alone, after the way of a "woman's - rights woman" as she said. (There has been vast contumely & ridicule thrown on the "Worcester Convention" by the majority of both sexes. I rejoice therein greatly!) Mrs. M. came and everybody was delighted with her. O what a charming time we had. Aunt Mag. & Cousin Betty were here. I was very sorry that Ma had to leave whilst she was here: my dear Uncle Traverse was taken very ill & she was sent word to come. Poor Uncle T.! His embarrassment, & his loss of the Councillorship have done him much harm. I always held him among the dearest of my uncles. I certainly have few, if any, who are as talented & goodhearted as he.
Whilst Mrs. M. was here we had an interesting Missionary Meeting in Fred'g., whereat Bp. James & Dr. Durbin were present. They both made good speeches & more than $1. per member was raised. We took tea with them - all of us - at Mr. Brown's. I went to see Miss Beck. Green; she had too bad a cold to attend the Meeting. Gave $1.00 to the Missionary Cause. Had supper on our return.