The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony


SBA to ECS

Dear Mrs. Stanton

I hope your "Liege Lord" handed the letter from Lucretia Mott— he just dropped into the Office Saturday noon, about a half minute—   Isn't it good that we are to have Lucretia—  Then I have a real old fashioned letter from Phillips— saying, "You are doing grandly,— Go ahead— I'll come to Albany if I possibly can"—  So I shall advertise him—  We have a tremendous force of speakers engaged—  Mrs. Rose will come if we don't all "dissolve" before that time— she never felt so strong to speak on Anti Slavery—  Antoinette is to give to the world a new live volume the first of January— she finds more ready publishers for that, than for her Sermons & poems— so we shan't have her— but all promises well here—
Now about my stopping at the Falls next Saturday—  If I stop till Monday, I shall have only Tuesday at home— for I must go to Buffalo Wednesday—  If you say it is absolutely essential, then I'll stop, from the 3 p.m. to the 8 p.m. train— but I must go into Rochester Saturday night— and cant leave for the West till after Friday eveningas that eve, I am to address the Montgomery County Teachers Institute at Canajoharie— am to give my Education of the Sexes together
I rattled off a hundred things to Mr. Stanton to tell you— but they only slipped off like water from a ducks back— all about Johnstown & c. & c— but I cannot tell now only that on the whole, we had a good time— the rain poured & I didn't call on your Mother but saw Mrs. McMartin & Wilkinson at the meeting[1]— they kept the order— we left at 7.30 Friday a.m.—
Will you be at Buffalo Thursday or Friday—  I want to know so as to have Mr. May[2] there the day you are not— hadn't you better stop through that Convention— so as to get initiated into the mysteries thereof—  Enclosed is the January list of Conventions— [3] Let me hear from you soon— how you found theWee ones— & how you get on—
good night—  [4] Lydia sends Love and is very glad you can join in the work this work this winter & feels with me that very much of our prospects success in getting the ears of the people are greatly enhanced by the addition of your name—  I tell you it looks good on our bills— when I get one, I'll send you copy— but tell me all about yourself— how you feel & hope & all—

S. B. A.

ALS, ECS Papers, DLC.
    [1.] Margaret Cady McMartin and Catharine Cady Wilkeson attended SBA's antislavery meeting in Johnstown on 20 and 21 December. Margaret Chinn Cady (1817-1902) graduated from Troy Female Seminary in 1836 and married Duncan McMartin (1817-1894), a student of Daniel Cady's from Johnstown, in 1842. The McMartins lived alternately in Johnstown and Albany before the war and settled in Grundy County, Iowa, in the late 1860s. Catharine Henry Cady (1820-?), the youngest of ECS's sisters, graduated from the Troy Female Seminary in 1837 and married Samuel Wilkeson, another student of Daniel Cady's, in 1841. (Allen, Descendants of Nicholas Cady, 174; Troy Female Seminary; Jasper, Marshall and Grundy Counties, Iowa, 371-72; genealogical notes courtesy of Barbara McMartin, Canada Lake, N.Y., and Barbara Wood McMartin, Beaman, Ia; C. H. Cady file, Emma Willard School Archives; Genealogical files, notes from Presbyterian Church Records, NJost.)
    [2.] Samuel J. May, who joined the tour at Rochester.
    [3.] Enclosure missing.
    [4.] SBA wrote "Susan" below this closing and struck it out to continue her letter.