Resolved,— That inasmuch as man claims to represent woman, in all our national councils, we have a right to demand of him a wise legislation on the liquor traffic,— laws that shall protect us & our children in our homes, persons & property,— laws that shall remove temptation from the paths of our sires & sons, & laws that shall banish every rum hole from the capital of our state, where so many of our Husbands, called there by the voice of the people, exposed to such surroundings, have been led to take their first steps towards the Drunkard's grave.
Resolved,— That drunkeness is a just ground of divorce, yea more, that it is a sin for any woman to consent to entail on innocent beings the curse & degradation that are the certain heritage of the Drunkard's offspring.
Resolved,— That it is the duty of our temperance host to dissolve all connexion with churches that wink at the hedious crimes of the Distiller, rumseller & Drunkard. Let that Priest who for his personal interest fails to rebuke any such in his congregation or tolerates these monsters in christian communion, be denounced as unworthy his office unfit to teach spiritual truths, because ignorant himself of the first great principles of christianity.
Lastly resolved,— That it is your duty if you decide yourselves wanting in that high moral courage, & holy self sacrifice necessary faithfully to represent woman in this cause, that you so change your discipline & laws, that she may speak for herself in church, & state, — if you cannot protect her, then stand aside & let her protect herself & deliver us from a government that has neither the justice or the power to protect the weak against the strong.