Elizabeth Heyrick and other women

January 16, 1857
Continuing coverage of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Society, includes a speech by William C. Nell.  In his speech there is a reference to Heyrick.
“Among the instrumentalities contributing to the encouraging aspect of the times, I have Mr. Garrison’s assurance and authority confirming my own experience and observation, that the influence and cooperation of Woman have been signally manifest.  Elizabeth Heyrick of England, coincidental with Wm. Lloyd Garrison, first promulgated the idea of immediate emancipation.  The anti-slavery women of America rallied under that banner, consecrating their exertions and sacrifices in times of persecution and peril…. always remembering those in bonds as bound
with them.”

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