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ANTHONY--DEAR MADAM:--In response to the call for a
meeting of the loyal women of the nation in the City of New York, on
Thursday, the 14th of May, the undersigned wish to be represented at
the ten o'clock session.

HARRIET GRAHAM, EMILY FREY, and 88 others.


NEW JERSEY.

OLD BRIDGE, MIDDLESEX COUNTY, N. J.

MRS. E. C. STANTON:--Being unable to attend in person in answer to
your stirring appeal to the loyal women of the nation, and feeling a
deep interest in this cause, we can not forbear answering it in this
manner at least. We do not believe there is a lack of enthusiasm in
the mass of the women of the North; all we want is a common channel in
which to pour it out. Do this, only point us the way, and you will
find our efforts as irresistible as the tides of the ocean.

We believe now, if ever, Halleck's lines apply:

"Strike, till the last armed foe expires,
Strike, for our altars and our fires;
Strike for the green graves of our sires,
God, and our native land."

Hoping God may so direct you that our dear bleeding country may be
cheered through the storm and darkness to a glorious peace, with our
starry flag floating as of old from the Bay of Fundy to the far shores
of the Pacific, and believing that freedom, truth, and right must
prevail,

We are, for ourselves and numerous friends,

Respectfully and truly yours,

MARY E. DISDROW, MARGARET M. WILLIS.


PENNSYLVANIA.

COLUMBIA, PA., _May 8, 1863_.

SUSAN B. ANTHONY--DEAR MADAM:--I beg that my name may be recorded with
those of the Loyal Women of the Nation. Though we walk in darkness,
tears, and blood all the days of this generation, let us not shrink;
we have to do the most blessed duty ever laid upon a people. Though we
see not the end, our deed shall be blessed. Let us rejoice that upon
us is laid _the glory of suffering for the good of mankind_. Though
all our dearest fall, though we are wrapt in woe, let us not flinch to
the bitterest end. Right shall triumph. God shall cause the wrath of
man to praise Him. Upon Northern traitors be unutterable and
everlasting contempt. Highest honors, tenderest glory to our heroes,
immortal in the heart of the nation.

SOPHIA LYMAN SMITH.


We wish to obtain the documents of the Ladies' National Union League,
that we may be "transformed into the same image"; and also desire to
wear the same badge.

Yours fraternally, MARY R. H. HAYNES,
_President Richwood Ladies' Union League_.


PENNSYLVANIA STATE NORMAL SCHOOL,
MILLERSVILLE, _May 11, 1863_.

_To the National Convention of Loyal Women_:

LADIES:--I beg leave to introduce to you Miss Fannie W. Willard and
Mrs. Annie V. Mumford, who have been elected by the ladies of this
institution as delegates to represent them in your Convention. Hoping
that, by word and work, your Convention may add strength to the arm
that is now raised in defense of the nation's life, I am,

Yours truly, J. P. WICKERSHAM, _Principal_.


GREEN GROVE, LUZERNE CO., PA., _May 8, 1863_.

DEAR MADAM:--With pleasure I read the "Call," and gladly would respond
to it in person, but must be content with sending my name.
Prospectively I see the places of meeting filled to overflowing,
every eye kindling with enthusiasm, every heart swelling with
patriotism, all determined to aid in preserving our sacred legacy of
liberty. The woman who is not truly loyal is unworthy the protection
of our dear old flag.

May God bless all the efforts made in sustaining the best Government
on earth!

Yours sincerely, SARAH J. VOSBURGH.


_From the Loyal Ladies of Stevensville, Pa., to the Ladies assembled
in Convention in New York_:

DEAR SISTERS:--Although unable to co-operate with you in your noble
efforts in behalf of our country by attending your Convention, we dare
not remain silent when treason is in our very midst, and thousands,
with blind fury, are trying to uproot the fair tree of Liberty which
our fathers planted and watered with their blood. We have already sent
our fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons to defend our country, and
are willing to make still greater sacrifices if necessary. We heartily
sustain the President in every effort he has made to put down the
rebellion, and hope that the war may be prosecuted with renewed vigor,
until every traitor, North or South, shall be subdued. We would
express our sympathy for the brave soldiers in the field and for those
who are languishing in prisons and hospitals, and pray that their
sacrifices and sufferings may not be in vain. May the angel of Peace
soon spread her wings over our unhappy country, is the prayer of your
loyal sisters,

MRS. ANGIE E. L. STEVENS,
_And Twenty-five other Women of Stevensville, Pa_.


WEST AUBURN, PA., _May 9, 1863_.

In compliance with the call for a meeting of the Loyal Women, we, the
undersigned, take this method to manifest our approbation of the
President's Proclamation. Thinking we comprehend the principles
involved in the nation's struggle for existence, we believe it the
duty of every loyal woman to pledge herself to co-operate, in word and
deed, for the benefit and encouragement of our brave men in the field,
until our country is Free.

LUCY A. SEELY,
_And Thirty-five other Women of West Auburn, Pa_.


KENNETT SQUARE, PA.

DEAR MRS. STANTON:--The deep interest I feel in the subject to be
considered in your Convention, prompts me to an expression of my
sympathy in the movement. May you be able to speak God's truth in
tones that shall arouse a nation's heart to a prompt performance of a
nation's duty, will be the earnest prayer of many who are not
privileged to meet with you in solemn convention.

HANNAH M. DARLINGTON.


COLUMBIA, PA.

DEAR MISS ANTHONY:--Let me have the happiness of giving my name where
are my heart and soul, with the loyal women of the nation.

MRS. F. BOARDMAN WELLS.


OHIO.


_To the Loyal Women, assembled in National Meeting in New York, the
Loyal Women of Wilmington, Ohio, send Greeting_:

We have heard your earnest call for a National Meeting of women, and
our hearts respond as one to the call, and our hands willing to do
more than has yet been done. Here, as everywhere in the North, we have
formed societies and united our efforts in contributing what we might
to soothe, encourage, and cheer. But we would not speak of what we
have done, for it is but a mite compared to the need, and a drop among
the millions that have been given our brave ones who are so gloriously
defending our homes. But the wide future with its great destiny is
before us, and we hope after earnest counseling you will decide what
more can be done, and we will gladly work with you as sisters, as
daughters of our kind All-Father, as children of our common country
for the good of all.

We shall be glad to hear of the decision of your meeting, and doubt
not it will waken many who are slumbering to a sense of the duty of
immediate action in a cause so just, and fraught with untold interest,
not only to our own beloved country, but to the whole world.

LOUISE MCGREGOR, Secretary.


MARTINSBURG, OHIO, _May 7, 1863_.

To SUSAN B. ANTHONY:--I was rejoiced and encouraged on reading your
call for an assembly of the loyal women of the nation, and feel
constrained to address you a word. For although I may not be able to
elucidate the principles on which a free government is founded, with
the force and clearness of many others who will doubtless respond to
your call, nor awake enthusiasm with that magic power that some of the
anti-slavery women of the North possess in so high a degree, I shall
at least give to Ohio and my country one more voice in favor of a
united and free republic; and certainly no voice should be silent when
called to speak for liberty.

It was fit that the first work of the women of the North should be for
the comfort of those who are enduring the hardships of the camp,
exposed to sickness, and to the deadly horrors of the battle-field, in
their defence.

But this is not all that should be done by intelligent women living
under a free government, when that government is in danger of being
overthrown by wicked conspirators. Every power and influence granted
us under the social and political regulations of our country should be
unreservedly laid upon the altar of liberty and right. It is necessary
that we fully understand the nature of the conflict in which we are
engaged. Enthusiasm can elevate and sustain but for a moment, unless
upheld by the power of a great principle. Not only is our welfare as a
great nation at stake, but the oppressed of the world look anxiously
and hopefully to us as holding the key to their prison doors, which we
may unlock if we will.

In view of the greatness of the trust committed to us, let us not flag
in our efforts to free our land from slavery and the rebellion
inaugurated by its minions, that they might establish it on a firmer
base.

By meeting as you are about to do, and giving expression to sentiments
in favor of the perpetuation of our Government, and in behalf of those
of our citizens who are denied the rights and privileges of
citizenship, you will strengthen the hearts and hands of all among our
rulers who are endeavoring to execute judgment and justice, and to
save our Government under the guidance of Him who controls the
destinies of nations.

Trusting that this is but the beginning of a good work among the true
women of the nation, I subscribe myself, Yours for the interest of our
common country,

LIZZIE WELSH.


MEDINA COUNTY, OHIO, _May 12, 1863_.

DEAR MISS ANTHONY:--This is no time to be idle now.



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