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Dear Mrs. Wright—
I have forgotten whether I have asked you to have the Auburn
Convention published in your weekly papers to date— so send this— [2
] We have dispatched notes of the Buffalo riot— to Tribune
& hope some of them will get out to the world—
There was a more determined union to put down a speech, not to the mind of the masses— but we must face it through—
Mrs. Stanton's pen is scratching on free speech
] She is getting a grand speech— & we are doing nicely, only want to see the faces of Powell
— Good Bye—
S. B. A.
Dont your folks get up a scare about the Hall, they have at Utica
& at Rochester
— but we shall go through—
] The second stop on the "No Compromise with Slaveholders" tour, the meeting at Albion, Orleans County, took place 8
in the dining room of a hotel because "neither hall, church, nor school-house could be obtained." (National Anti-Slavery Standard, 29 December 1860
; History, 1:467
] ECS delivered this address at the Albion, Rochester, Auburn, and Albany
meetings in the face of further opposition. She argued that attacks on free speech and individual rights were a far greater threat to the future of the republic than antislavery meetings. (Free Speech: by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, at the Fourth Annual N.Y. State Anti-Slavery Convention [Albany, 1861], Film, 9:1092-95
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 based on
The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
(New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1997) Vol. 1, pp. 196-461. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 4 January 2018]