John Greenleaf Whittier, ‘woman question’, and Garrison, at London Convention

“The rejection of the women delegates from this country, however it may be viewed by some of our friends, seems to me to afford no just grounds or even excuse for a general and sweeping condemnation of that great and important meeting ….. If our friend Garrison could not conscientiously  sit in it, he did right in holding himself aloof, and I respect him for it; but let him not, make his own conscience the standard for others ….”   (Liberator, November 27, 1840, pg 2)

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