Elizabeth Cady Stanton — abolitionist and suffragist

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Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
Letter to Sarah M’Clintock
New York: 31 March [1897]
Mary Ann M’Clintock was a Quaker and founded the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society. Her house in Waterloo, New York, was a stop on the underground railroad. In her home, over tea, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth M’Clintock, Martha Coffin Wright, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton met in 1848 and decided to call a convention for Women’s Rights. They drafted the Declaration of Sentiments on M’Clintock’s tea table over the course of two days. At the end of this letter to M’Clintock’s daughter, Stanton inquires “Would you sell the table on which the Declaration was written and what would you ask for it?” She did purchase the table.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, Letter to Sarah M’Clintock, New York: 31 March [1897], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 20, 2023, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4219


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