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FOLSON, Abby, reformer, born in England about 1792; died in Rochester, New York, in 1867. She came to the United States about 1837, became noted as an advocate of antislavery reform, and was well known for her addresses at the meetings of the American antislavery society, about 1842'5. She married a Mr. Folsom, a resident of Massachusetts, and afterward rarely appeared in public. She published a "Letter from a Member of the Boston Bar to an Avaricious Landlord " (Boston, 1851).
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