rations of sentiment were the offspring of her pen. Its one great leading idea — the elective franchise — was a suggestion of her brain.
I do not know of any public demand for woman's suffrage, made by any organized convention, previous to Mrs. Stanton's demand for it in the following resolution: Resolved, that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.
I am aware that women long before had voted (for a short time) in New Jersey.
But woman's political rights had already been slumbering for years when Mrs. Stanton jarred them into sudden wakefulness.
This she did to the consternation of her best friends.
The convention at Seneca Falls was called, as the advertisement phrased it, to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition of woman.
Nothing was here said of woman's political condition, except so far as that might be ambiguously included in her civil.
Probably very few of the delegates, on going to th