Letter from Frances Willard and Kate Jackson to Sarah H. Fuller and Spencer Fuller, June 21, 1869
From the spring of 1868 until the fall of 1870, Frances Willard and Kate Jackson visited the British Isles, Europe, Russia, and the Near East, studying languages, cultures, and history. This letter was written in Paris while Willard was on her grand tour. In the letter she thanks “Sister Fuller” and “Professor” for their recent correspondence and requests more news about recent developments in the United States.
Tell me about politics, I beg you, and how Grant and the Republican party bear their victories. Tell me about the reforms of the day, the Temperance question, the suffragettes, the “Woman.” You don’t know how hungry I am to know what happens in the world at home. My dear Mother writes often and sends the local news, but aside from that we know less of America by far than you of France.