Lucretia Mott — suffragist and abolitionist

Mott, Lucretia
Letter to Thomas and Mary Ann McClintock
26 August 1849
In this intimate letter to fellow abolitionists and suffragists, Lucretia Mott writes with updates on many colleagues and friends. She mentions a visit to Peterboro-Cazenovia, New York, that included time with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Stanton’s cousin, Gerrit Smith, who was one of the secret six who funded John Brown’s raid. It was over tea at the McClintock house in Waterloo, New York, on 9 July 1848 that Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright (Mott’s sister), Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Elizabeth McClintock, and Mary Ann McClintock decided to organize a women’s rights convention.
Lucretia Mott Papers
Mott, Lucretia, Letter to Thomas and Mary Ann McClintock, 26 August 1849, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed May 19, 2024,