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Since I wrote you at Seneca Falls, I have recieved your other letters— You say there is not a woman
in all the state who can speak
, at the meeting at Albany
You forget Antoinette Brown
. I think you would do well to have her, as she is a state's woman. She is now at Henrietta; It is
important that some speaking
woman, should be there, and if Antoinette cant
go, I will try to do so, and make a speech either afternoon, or evening, of Friday the 21— But it will be vastly better for your cause
, to have a woman from your own state—
I cant, in conscience speak in favor of the Maine Law— It does not seem to me, to be based on a sound philosophy. A law will not amount to much, so long as there is not a temperance public sentiment— Such a sentiment would be stronger than law, written on parchment—
My speech would have to go behind laws to the people's hearts—
I hope you can get Antoinette, and then, I shall not be needed— But if not, and if you still think it best for me to go, I will. (Deo volente)[3
Drop me a line at West
. — I think you
, and not Mrs. Albro
, should go before the Legislators— Yours Sincerely
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 25 October 2017]