ONE MILLION SIGNATURES !  Circulate the Petition !

The Loyal Women of the Republic, through their National Association, resolved in May last to attempt to procure a MILLION signatures of loyal women to the following  petition:    To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the United States:   The undersigned Women of the United States above the age of eighteen years, earnestly pray that your honorable body will pass, at the earliest practicable day, an act emancipating all persons of African descent held to involuntary service or labor in the United States……. By asking Congress to terminate what remains of slavery outside of the President’s 1st of January Proclamation in such manners as to that body may seem advisable……..INDIVIDUAL EFFORT AND CONSECRATION are needed in every city, town, and village.

(Liberator, Oct. 23, 1863, pg 2)