The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony


Announcement by SBA of New York County Woman's Rights Conventions in New York State February-March 1855

Woman's Rights Meetings. Local Woman's Rights Meetings, to discuss all the reasons that impel Woman to demand her rights of suffrage, are to be held as follows:
Albany, Albany Co., Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings, Feb. 13 and 14.
Troy, Rensselaer Co., Friday, Feb. 16.
Schenectady, Schenectady Co., Friday, Feb. 16.
Salem, Washington Co., Monday, Feb. 19.
Ballston Springs, Saratoga Co., Monday, Feb. 19.
Caldwell, Warren Co., Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Schoharie, Schoharie Co., Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Elizabethtown, Essex Co., Friday, Feb. 23.[1]
Fonda, Montgomery Co., Friday, Feb. 23.
Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., Monday, Feb. 26.
Johnstown, Fulton Co., Monday, Feb. 26.
Malone, Franklin Co., Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Herkimer, Herkimer Co., Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Canton, St. Lawrence Co., Friday, March 2.
Morehouseville, Hamilton Co., Friday, March 2.
The first session of these meetings will commence at 1 o'clock p.m.; second at 7 o'clock evenings.
Ernestine L. Rose, the Rev. Antoinette L. Brown, Mrs. E. O. Smith,[2] and the Rev. S. J. May, will be in attendance at the Albany, Troy and Schenectady meetings, and some one or more of them at all the others.
It is hoped that every town of the Counties will be largely represented by self-appointed Delegates.
Afternoon Sessions, Free; Evening Session, One Shilling[3] admission.
By order of the N.Y. State Woman's Rights Committee.
Susan B. Anthony, General Agent.
New York Daily Tribune, 7 February 1855.
    [1.] For this meeting, see Film, 8:150.
    [2.] Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith (1806-1893) was a popular New York writer and lecturer who, in the 1850s, became a well-known advocate of woman's rights and dress reform through her lyceum lectures and her articles for the New York Tribune and the Una. (Notable American Women.)
    [3.] A coin worth 12½ cents.