convention shall meet, and wherever it shall be, I shall endeavor to be there, to forward so good, so glorious a movement.Mr. Garrison kept his word. He signed the call headed1 by Lucy Stone, he attended the Convention, addressed it,2 and was placed on sundry important committees.3
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3 Wendell Phillips wrote to Elizabeth Pease on Mar. 9, 1851 (Ms.): ‘You would have enjoyed the Women's Convention. I think I never saw a more intelligent and highly cultivated audience, more ability guided by the best taste on a platform, more deep, practical interest, on any occasion. It took me completely by surprise; and the women were the ablest speakers, too. You would have laughed, as we used to do in 1840, to hear dear Lucretia Mott answer me. I had presumed to differ from her, and assert that the cause would meet more immediate and palpable and insulting opposition from women than men—and scolded them for it. She put, as she so well knows how, the silken snapper on to her whiplash, and proceeded to give me the gentlest and yet most cutting rebuke. 'T was like her old fire when the London Quakers angered her gentleness—and beautifully done, so that the victim himself could enjoy the artistic perfection of his punishment.’ Compare ante, 2: 375, 376.
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