Addressing Thee: A reading of early 19th century letters by costumed interpreters

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Costumed interpreters read from The Williams Papers, an important collection of correspondence and related documents of two generations of the family of Obadiah Williams (1767-1848), Quakers of Newport and Providence, New Bedford, and New York State. The letters reflect family and spiritual matters, debates over war and changes occurring in the young country. Addressing Thee brings to life the concerns and struggles of these extraordinary times and revealing ordinary life in Newport during this transitional era.