restricted access Twelfth Street Meeting, Philadelphia, 1818
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Twelfth Street Meeting, Philadelphia, 1818 “As all our efforts to resist temptation, and overcome the world prove fruitless unless aided by Thy Holy Spirit, enable us to approach Thy Throne, and ask of Thee the blessing of Thy preservation from all evil, that we may be wholly devoted to Thee and Thy glorious cause.” Lucretia Mott. 1879. 5/101 ADS Mott Manuscripts, FHL 1. Although the date on the document indicates “5/10,” a note accompanying it states that the holograph copy was presented to LM on May 12, 1879, “with the information that they were the first words she had expressed in public” (Mott Manuscripts, FHL; Hallowell, 62; Faulkner, 41). Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, May 16 and 17, 1838 [May 16, Evening Session] A FEW remarks were then made by LUCRETIA MOTT, of Philadelphia, stating that the present was not a meeting of the Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women, as was supposed by some, and explaining the reason why their meetings were confined to females—to wit, that many of the members of that Convention considered it improper for women to address promiscuous assemblies .1 She expressed the “hope that such false notions of delicacy and propriety would not long obtain in this enlightened country.” * * * * ...