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Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, New York, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1864 April 22

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Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, New York, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1864 April 22
Elizabeth Cady Stanton writes to William Lloyd Garrison asking him to "help break in pieces this matron's 'Golden Calf' Abraham Lincoln", as she challenges a woman's claim that Garrison supports Lincoln for reelection as well. Stanton asks, "Can this nation survive another four years under such a dynasty. Is the two term principle in harmony with the genius of our institutions?" She further criticizes Lincoln's "maneuvering for releection" in wartime and declares "let us change the despot". Stanton recommends Garrison "put the name of [John C.] Fremont at the head of your Liberator" and insists that Garrison "must still be a leader of public sentiment". After signing the letter, Stanton requests that Garrison "give us a ten minute speech" in a note above the circular for the "Anniversary of the Women's Loyal National League" and on the verso, she states that "Wendell Phillips Garrison made a good speech ... he is getting ahead of his Father."
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
April 22, 1864
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Women social reformers--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States
Presidents--United States--Election--1864
Social reformers--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
Women--Political activity--United States
Women social reformers--United States
Women's Loyal National League
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890
Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 26 x 21 cm.
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Title devised by cataloger.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in black ink on white paper stationery belonging to the "Office of the Women's Loyal National League, Room No. 20, Cooper Institute. New York." Under the salutation the number "72" is written in pencil, facing the fore edge of the page, while in the spine- tail corner of the first page, "V33, P44" is also written in pencil. The third page of the letter is written around a printed circular advertising the "Anniversary of the Women's Loyal National League" with "E. Cady Stanton, President" and "Susan B. Anthony, Charlotte B. Wilbour, Secretaries."
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.33, p.44