Appeal to and on behalf of women

Mary Parker, President and Maria Weston Chapman, Cor. Sec. write to Female Anti-Slavery Societies throughout New England. 

The letter commends Sarah and Angelina Grimke for their continued work against slavery, but also makes an appeal to women to assist the Grimke’s for their advocacy of increased social roles for women……they remark on  “the elevated and christian point of view, from which they behold the condition of Woman, her duties and consequent rights. It is of paramount importance that both men and women should understand their true position and mighty responsibilities to this and to coming generations…….. Help them to exalt the national character of our women …..Let us help one another to repel the idea, that while the chief end of man is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever  — woman is sharer of the like glorious destiny ….

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