y-four to thirty dollars. After fifteen years of faithful labor, and the closest economy, she had saved but three hundred dollars.
This experience taught her the lesson of woman's rights, and when she read the reports of the first conventions, her whole soul responded to the new demand.
Her earliest public work was in the temperance movement, where I first met her in 1851, although she had lectured on that subject, and formed temperance societies as early as 1848, while teaching in Canajoharie, N. Y. In the winter of this year, she called a State Temperance Convention in Albany.
Mrs. Lydia Fowler, Mrs. Mary Vaughan, and Mrs. Amelia Bloomer all spoke on that occasion.
In May following, she called a Woman's Temperance Convention in Rochester.
Corinthian Hall was packed during the proceedings.
A State society was formed, and three delegates — Miss Anthony, Mrs. Bloomer, and Mrs. Mary Hallowell--were appointed to attend the Men's State Temperance Convention at Syracuse, in June.