Anthony, Susan Brownell. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.


Handwritten letter from Susan Brownell Anthony to Amy Kirby Post. Anthony writes to Post about gathering names on a petition and the details of the National Woman's Rights convention taking place in Albany on February 12, 1861.


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                              37 Maiden Lane
                                         Albany Jan 28/ 11
Dear Amy
                     I left with
you my petition with
the few signatures, with
you- Will you get as
many more names as you
can, and send it it on
to me certainly by Monday
nights mail ? – I wish you
could get the names of a
few prominent business men
lawyers, judges, etc- there would

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be no difficulty in
obtaining them, so only,
some one [sic] will present the
petition to them- as yet
there are very few petitions -
of you go to those prominent
men of the Press & the bar,
take a new copy of
Petition- that their names
may be together & head the
list- Thus the Legislature
will be more strongly im-
pressed, than merely with
our “fanatic” names-
    But don’t fail to forward
me all you have by Monday
        Antoinette left for New-

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         York yesterday A.M
her meeting at Auburn
very small- not one hundred
people- barely paying hall
rent- but Mr. Wright in
sisted on paying the adver
tising & Poster bills- hence
she paid no money out-
  We had delightful visits
with Mrs. Stanton & Mrs.
Wright-   Find Lydia & Jane
& Phebe Jones & the [Fopps?] all
well- had a very pleasant
social gathering at Phebe’s
Wednesday evening for An-
toinette- Met the English
friend Phillip D. Carpenter

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  who has made so
valuable a contribution of
of [sic] California shells to our
state Geological department
       Letter from P. Pillsbury this
A.M says the Boston Festival
numbered 12 or 1400- was the
grandest gathering of talent
wit & beauty - & they the  say
the receips [sic] equal those of
their best Buzar[sic] success -
- the whole a triumph-
M.W. Chapman must feel
proud of her wisdom-
    I wish you all could
be at the Albany Convention-
  Phillips to speak Monday
night  - Yours Truly
              Susan B Anthony 


Susan B. Anthony, a woman’s rights activist, writes from Albany to fellow activist, Amy Post. Antoinette Brown was one of the first female ministers in the United States. Francis Wright was an activist and the husband of woman's rights leader, Paulina Wright. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lydia, Jane and Phebe Jones were all women's rights activists.  Parker Pillsbury was an abolitionist leader. Maria Weston Chapman was also an abolitionist. Anthony refers to the National Woman's Rights convention, held in Albany, New York on February 12, 1861.

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Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Post, Amy Kirby, b. 1802
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Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Women’s rights--United States--History--19th century
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Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, “Anthony, Susan Brownell. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.,” Post Family Papers Project, accessed September 23, 2018,