we might make it much better by bringing to it the feminine mind, which, in a way, complements the masculine, and so, I think, completes the mind of humanity.
We are half of humanity, and I do frankly believe that we have half the intelligence and good sense of humanity, and that it is quite time that we should express not only our sentiments but our determined will, to set our faces as a flint toward justice and right, and to follow these through the difficult path, through the thorny wilderness.
Not to the bitter end, but a very sweet end, and I hope it may be before my end comes.”
Her last service to the cause of woman suffrage was to send a circular letter to all the editors and to all the ministers of four leading denominations in the four oldest suffrage States, Wyoming
, and Idaho
, asking whether equal suffrage worked well or ill. She received 624 answers, 62 not favorable, 46 in doubt, and 516 in favor.
A letter from her to the London Times, stating these results, appeared on the same day that the news of her death was cabled to Europe
Thinking of the long years of effort which followed her adoption of the cause of woman suffrage, a word of the Doctor
's, spoken in 1875, comes vividly to mind.
“Your cause,” said he, “lacks one element of success, and that is opposition.
It is so distinctly just that it will slide into popularity.”
He little thought that the cause was to wait forty years for that slide!