In 1838, Angelina made another large step by marrying the abolitionist Theodore D. Weld. Sarah had never married because she feared becoming "more of a slave than a partner in marriage" (Sarah). The ceremony was a simple one in which the bride and groom spoke to one another, "in such words as the Lord gave them at the moment" (Lerner 242). Also, Theodore gave up his right to own Angelina's property as her husband. The guest list included fellow abolitionists and people of differing races. The wedding fit both the abolitionist and women's rights sentiments in Angelina and Theodore (Lerner 242).
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