Deciding to “sit-out” the 1840 London Convention

On June 29, 1840, writing to Helen, from the London Convention.  He indicates that, by the time of his late arrival, the Convention had voted not to admit the women delegates from the United States….. He tells of the decision which he, Remond, Rogers, and William Adams made, refusing to take seats in the Convention.  … The ” woman question” has been fairly started, and will be convassed …. many excellent minds are highly displeased at the decision of the Convention and denounce it strongly.”   ( Source: readinggarrisonsletters)

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