The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony


SBA to ECS

Dear Mrs. Stanton

This is a most magnificent New Year morning— and may it prove a happy one to the race—  How the southern plot thickens—
Every thing is in order for the commencement of our January Campaign—  Mr. May cannot be at the Buffalo Convention— he must observe the old Functionary's Fast Day—[1] I expect Powell & Green to be on hand— and you to be there Friday sure, & Thursday if possible—  You will have to take the 8 a.m. train, which arrives here at 11.20— & leaves at 11.30, and arrives at Buffalo at 2.30 p.m.—  I believe I have sent you the entire programme— the next meeting for you is at Albion, Tuesday & Wednesday Jan 8.9.—  I want you to calculate to be at Albion Wednesday— you can get there by the the same 8 a.m. train from S. Falls— at about 12.30 of Wednesday—   Then come to Rochester Thursday & hear Carl Schurtz,[2] thursday evening, & stop through the Rochester Convention Frid. Sat. Sun. I very much want to have you here Sunday evening—  Every thing promises well now, for the entire series—
I shall save all talk till we meet—  I hope the children are all well & will keep so—  A kiss for little Robbie & the older little ones— & Love to the balance—  Good Bye— Affectionately yours

S. B. Anthony

ALS, Scrapbook 1, Papers of ECS, NPV. Incorrectly dated 1860.
    [1.] James Buchanan (1791-1868) was the fifteenth president of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861. The lame duck president declared 4 January a day of "Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer," in light of the "National troubles."
    [2.] Carl Schurz (1829-1906), an antislavery Republican, immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1852 and settled in the Midwest. An outstanding orator and a strong advocate of equal rights, he was credited with winning German-American support for Abraham Lincoln. (Biographical Dictionary of the American Congress.)