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With bills before Parliament, Congress, and all our
State Legislatures--with such able champions as John Stuart Mill and
George William Curtis, woman need but speak the word to secure her
political freedom to-day.

We sincerely hope that in the coming National Anniversary every State
and Territory, East and West, North and South, will be represented. We
invite delegates, too, from all those countries in the Old World where
women are demanding their political rights.

Let there be a grand gathering in the metropolis of the nation, that
Republicans and Democrats may alike understand, that with the women of
this country lies a political power in the future, that both parties
would do well to respect.

The following speakers from the several States are pledged: Anna E.
Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Mary A. Livermore, Madam Anneke, Lillie
Peckham, Phoebe Couzins, M. H. Brinkerhoff, Mrs. Frances McKinley,
Amelia Bloomer, Olive Logan, Mrs. E. Oakes Smith, Elizabeth Cady
Stanton, Henry Ward Beecher, Olympia Brown, Robert Purvis, Josephine
S. Griffing, Lucy Stone, Ernestine L. Rose, Susan B. Anthony, Theodore
Tilton, Rev. O. B. Frothingham.

LUCRETIA MOTT, _President_.

_Vice-Presidents_, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Henry
Ward Beecher, Martha C. Wright, Frances D. Gage, New York; Olympia
Brown, Massachusetts; Elizabeth B. Chase, Rhode Island; Charles
Prince, Connecticut; Robert Purvis, Pennsylvania; Antoinette B.
Blackwell, New Jersey; Josephine S. Griffing, Washington, D. C.;
Thomas Garrett, Delaware; Stephen H. Camp, Ohio; Euphemia Cochrane,
Michigan; Mary A. Livermore, Illinois; Mrs. I. H. Sturgeon, Missouri;
Amelia Bloomer, Iowa; Mary A. Starrett, Kansas; Virginia Penny,
Kentucky.

_Corresponding Secretary_, Mary E. Gage.

_Recording Secretaries_, Henry B. Blackwell, Harriet Purvis.

_Treasurer_, John J. Merritt.

_Executive Committee_, Lucy Stone, Edward S. Bunker, Elizabeth R.
Tilton, Ernestine L. Rose, Robert J. Johnston, Edwin A. Studwell, Anna
Cromwell Field, Susan B. Anthony, Theodore Tilton, Margaret E.
Winchester, Abby Hutchinson Patton, Oliver Johnson, Mrs. Horace
Greeley, Abby Hopper Gibbons, Elizabeth Smith Miller.

[117] See Appendix.

[118] On the platform were seated Ernestine L. Rose, of New York; Mary
A. Livermore, of Chicago; Phoebe Couzins, of St. Louis; Lillie
Peckham, of Milwaukee; Madam Anneke, of Milwaukee; Madam de Hericourt,
of Chicago; Mrs. M. Joslyn Gage, of Syracuse; Frederick Douglass; Lucy
Stone, of New Jersey; Olive Logan, of New York; Josephine Griffing, of
Washington; Mrs. Paulina W. Davis; Mrs. Abby H. Patton; Mrs. Kate N.
Doggett; Eleanor Kirk; Mrs. Bachelder, of Boston; Mrs. Mary Macdonald,
of Mount Vernon; Rev. Mrs. Hanaford; Rev. Antoinette L. Brown
Blackwell, of New Jersey; Mrs. Jennette Brown Heath, of Kansas; Mrs.
Mary Newman, of Binghamton, N.Y.; Mrs. Mathilde Wendt, of New York;
Andrew Jackson Davis; Mary F. Davis; Mrs. Caroline Morey Holmes, of
Union Village, New York; Mrs. Phelps, of the Woman's Bureau, New York;
Senator Pomeroy; Mrs. Longley, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Amelia Bloomer, of
Council Bluffs, Iowa; Lizzie Boynton, of Ohio; Mary A. Gage, of
Brooklyn; Mrs. Sarah Norton, of the New York Working-Women's
Association, and others.

The following committees, on motion of Miss Susan B. Anthony, were
appointed by the Chair: Committee on Nominations--Edwin S. Bunker,
Lydia Mott, Edwin A. Studwell, Abby H. Gibbons, Lucy Stone, Charles C.
Burleigh, and Lillie Peckham. Committee on Resolutions--Ernestine L.
Rose, Henry B. Blackwell, Anna C. Field, Mary A. Livermore, S. S.
Foster, Josephine S. Griffing, Madam Anneke, Madam Hericourt, and
Phebe A. Hanaford. Committee on Finance--Susan B. Anthony, Anna C.
Field, Mary A. Gage, and R. J. Johnston.

[119] _President_:--Lucretia Mott.

_Vice-Presidents at Large_:--Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ernestine
L. Rose.

_Vice-Presidents for the States_:--John Neal, Maine; Armenia S. White,
New Hampshire; James Hutchinson, Jr., Vermont; William Lloyd Garrison,
Julia Ward Howe, Massachusetts; Elizabeth B. Chase, Rhode Island;
Isabella B. Hooker, Connecticut; Henry Ward Beecher, Frederick
Douglass, Martha C. Wright, New York; Portia Gage, New Jersey; Robert
Purvis, Pennsylvania; Mary A. Livermore, Illinois; George W. Julian,
Indiana; Benjamin F. Wade, Ohio; Gilbert Haven, Michigan; Rev. A. L.
Lindsley, Oregon; Joseph H. Moore, California; Hon. J. Nye, Nevada;
Hon. A. P. K. Safford, Arizona; Hon. James H. Ashley, Montana;
Josephine S. Griffing, District of Columbia; Thomas Garrett, Delaware;
Ellen M. Harris, Maryland; John C. Underwood, Virginia; Mrs. J. K.
Miller, North Carolina; Mrs. Pillsbury, South Carolina; Elizabeth
Wright, Texas; Mrs. Dr. Hawkes, Florida; Hon. Guy Wines, Tennessee;
Mrs. Francis Minor, Missouri; Hon. Charles Robinson, Kansas; Governor
Fairchild and Madam Anneke, Wisconsin; Mrs. Harriet Bishop, Minnesota;
Hon. Mr. Loughridge, Iowa.

_Executive Committee_:---Elizabeth R. Tilton, Lucy Stone, Edwin
Studwell, Susan B. Anthony, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Thomas W.
Higginson, Anna C. Field, Edward S. Bunker, Abby Hutchinson Patton,
Oliver Johnson, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Margaret E. Winchester, Edward
Cromwell, Robert J. Johnston, Mary A. Davis.

_Corresponding Secretaries_:--Mary A. Gage, Harriet Purvis, Henry B.
Blackwell.

_Treasurer_:--John J. Merritt.

[120] _Resolved_, That the extension of suffrage to woman is essential
to the public safety and to the establishment and permanence of free
institutions; that the admission of woman to political recognition in
our national reconstruction is as imperative as the admission of any
particular class of men.

_Resolved_, That as woman, in private life, in the partnership of
marriage, is now the conservator of private morals, so woman in public
life, in the partnership of a republican State, based upon Universal
suffrage, will become the conservator of public morals.

_Resolved_, That the petitions of more than 200,000 women to Congress
and to their State Legislature during the past winter, are expressions
of popular sympathy and approval, everywhere throughout the land, and
ought to silence the cavil of our opponents that "women do not want to
vote."

_Resolved_, That while we heartily approve of the Fifteenth Amendment,
extending suffrage to men, without distinction of race, we
nevertheless feel profound regret that Congress has not submitted a
parallel amendment for the enfranchisement of women.

_Resolved_, That any party professing to be democratic in spirit or
republican in principle, which opposes or ignores the political rights
of woman, is false to its professions, short-sighted in its policy,
and unworthy of the confidence of the friends of impartial liberty.

_Resolved_, That we hail the report of the Joint Special Committee,
just rendered to the Massachusetts Legislature, in favor of woman
suffrage, as a fresh evidence of the growth of public sentiment and we
earnestly hope that Massachusetts, by promptly submitting the question
to a vote of her people, will maintain her historic pre-eminence in
the cause of human liberty.

_Resolved_, That the thanks of the Convention are due to the Hon.
George W. Julian in the House of Representatives, and to the Hon.
Henry Wilson and the Hon. S. C. Pomeroy In the Senate of the United
States, for their recent active efforts to secure suffrage for woman.

_Resolved_, That we recommend the men and women of every Ward, Town,
County, and State, to form local Associations for creating and
organizing public sentiment in favor of Suffrage for Woman, and to
take every possible practical means to effect her enfranchisement.

[121] 1st. That we form a League of all women claiming their rights,
both in America and Europe.

2d. The aim of this League, which shall be called the "Universal
League for Woman's Rights and Universal Peace," is to extinguish
prejudice between nations, to create a common interest through the
influence of woman, in order to substitute the reign of humanity for
the divisions and hatred and causes of war, and to give aid to the
women of all nations in securing their rights.

3d. That in every country Emancipation Societies shall be organized,
that a National Union may be formed which shall be in constant
communication with other countries by means of journals, pamphlets,
and books.

4th. That every year a General Assembly of delegates from every
country shall meet in one of the capitals by turn. These capitals
might for the present be Washington, Paris, London, Florence, and one
of the central cities of Germany.

5th. That at the stated meetings of the League there shall be an
exhibition of works of art by women.

6th. That, in traveling, women should everywhere find friendship and
aid in pursuing the end which they propose. Women, being sisters and
daughters in the ranks of humanity, must feel themselves at home with
their sisters of all nations. Among us there can be no foreigners,
since we are not citizens.

[122] E. S. Bunker, Mrs. E. R. Tilton, Mrs. A. Field, Rev. J. W.
Chadwick, J. J. Merritt and Mrs. E. A. Studwell.

[123] The Woman's Bureau was located at No. 49 East Twenty-third
Street, owned by Mrs. Elizabeth B. Phelps. Handsomely furnished
apartments were rented to the proprietor of _The Revolution_, where
much of the editorial work of that paper was done. Meetings were held
in the spacious parlors every week, where Mrs. Phelps also gave many
pleasant receptions, breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners. It was a kind
of ladies' exchange, where reformers were sure to meet each other.
These pleasant rooms in a fashionable part of the city gave a fresh
impetus to our cause, and the regular meetings, seemingly so novel and
_recherché_, called out several new speakers. This was the school
where Lilie Devereux Blake, Dr. Clemence Lozier, Isabella Beecher
Hooker, and others made their first attempts at oratory.

[124] In _The Revolution_ of May 20th we find the following:

NATIONAL WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION.--This organization was formed
at the reunion held at the Woman's Bureau at the close of the
Convention in New York.



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