FEMALE ANTI-SLAVERY Society, Amesbury Mills, Jan 13, 1834….. A meeting of the ladies, who are the decided friends of the abolition of slavery, was holden in Amesbury, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 7th, at which a Constitution, previously prepared, was read and accepted, and the following ladies were chosen officers for the ensuing year, viz.
Mrs. Helen Howarth, President; Mrs. Martha Carruthers, V. Pres; Miss Besey Linscott, Secretary; Miss Margaret Brown, Treasurer. Mrs. Mary Gerrish, Miss Hannah Brown, Miss Rhoda F. Osgood, Prudential Committee. Present number of members, SEVENTY !
(Liberator, January 18, 1834, pg 3)