work of the General Federation of Clubs, and other kindred societies.
Many of these may be called the children of “A. A.W.”
The greatest service of the latter was in founding women's clubs throughout the country.
Wherever they went, to conferences or conventions, its leaders called about them the thoughtful women of the neighborhood, and helped them to plan local associations for study and work.
There was still another aspect of the Woman Question
, dearer to her even than “A. A.W.”
A woman minister once said: “My conviction that Mrs. Howe
was a divinely ordained preacher was gained the first time that she publicly espoused the question of woman suffrage in 1869.”
We have seen that little Julia Ward
began her ministrations in the nursery.
At eight years old she was adjuring her little cousin to love God and he would see death approaching with joy. At eleven she was writing her “Invitation to youth” :--
We have followed her through the Calvinistic period of religious gloom and fervor; through the intellectual