The Liberator
Boston: 17 April 1857

  We observe that, in Sumpter District, 'Mrs. Emerson, the strong-minded woman,' has been found, after an examination of her effects, to be a philanthropist of the Madame Beecher Stowe order; a wandering abolitionist, whose mission among us has been to work all the harm she could. No doubt she has been gathering material for the purpose of sending forth a work similar to Uncle Tom's Cabin.

  The committee, we see, acted as gently and as respectfully as they possibly could, under the circumstances; but it would have been by no means improper to have inflicted summary punishment on her, for the strong-minded woman has transcended her legitimate sphere, imposed upon a generous community, and rendered herself responsible for the consequences.—Newberry (N. C.) Rising Sun.