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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
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.
] 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."
] 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
The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony,
ed. Ann D. Gordon, et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999).
Electronic version. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 28 October 2017]