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An 'uproar' at the woman's rights convention...



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September 12, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1853 

* "Mob Convention" - Woman's suffrage

Page 2 has a report concerning: "The Women's Rights Convention" held in New York.
A few bits note in part: "...Among the speakers in defence of the rights of women were Lucretia Mott...and Mr. R. C. Burleigh. The latter was loudly hissed, whereupon he remarked that he was afraid there were some persons there who were  carrying women's rights too far, as they allowed no one but a woman to speak without being hissed & insulted...the uproar became terrific; shouting, screaming, laughing...and the Convention broke up...amid the wildest uproar."
This is followed by a brief item concerning Lucy Stone.
This has been referred to as the "mob convention" due to the disorder of the 3,000 attendees. The convention, which marked the first public demonstration against woman suffrage, highlighted the opposition suffragists faced in their struggle to secure women’s right to vote.
Four pages, good condition, a bit irregular at the spine.

Item from Catalog 310 (released for September, 2021)...

Category: Pre-Civil War