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The National Convention of the Women of America is meeting in New York City

Lucy Stone, circa 1845, detail
05/14/1853
The National Convention of the Women of America opened in the morning with speeches from Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Angeline Grimke Weld at the Church of the Puritans in New York City.  Speeches from Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone, chairing the Convention, and Antoinette Blackwell followed in the evening at the Cooper Union.  Stanton declared the present war "between slavery and freedom" and most of the speeches urged President Lincoln to do much more to bring full emancipation. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Ladies League," New York Times, May 15, 1863, p. 8. 
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