The Fuller House

“This is from a sketch made in 1848. Mr. Fuller was a noted character in his day, & was well known as a radical abolitionist, temperance worker & lecturer, & as a kind-hearted philanthropist. He was an English Quaker, & so outspoken while anti-slavery sentiments were unpopular, as to require occasional protection in Skaneateles. He wore knee-breeches, a cut-away coat, & a white broadbrim, & was both shrewd & eccentric. He died in this house in 1847, & his widow lived there until her own death about ten years later. James Root has long been the occupant.”

– From The Rev. William Martin Beauchamp’s Souvenirs of Some Early Days in Skaneateles, N.Y. (1882), copied and published by the Skaneateles Library Association in 1983. For a wonderful piece about Fuller and his home, click here.


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