ALS : Autograph Letter SignedSTONE, Lucy. Autograph Letter, signed, from Lucy Stone to Mrs. Pitman, regarding suffrage meetings and "what might be done if others who are well felt the same spirit to, do what they could. " 1p., on a folded quarto sheet. Dorchester: Jan. 6 1885. very good plus.
Letter written by Lucy Stone to Mrs. Pitman, regarding her mother's health and suffrage meetings. Stone was a prominent suffragist, abolitionist, and women's rights activist. She writes, ''I looked aII day yesterday for the comfort of your face at no. 5, as I thought. your mother might send a message in reply to mine. I am very sorry to hear how poorly she is, and I, trust she may be better soon. I did not expect she would pay Mrs. Cloflin; and I thought we. might owe her a balance if the collections had not covered the expense, as I understood they had not. It was very good of her to take charge of the meetings. Only think! what might be done if others who are well felt the same spirit to, do what they could. With kind, love to your Mother and to you. Yours truly Lucy Stone''. Great content and very good condition.
The AWSA worked almost exclusively for women's suffrage while the NWSA initially worked on many issues, including divorce reform and equal pay for women. The AWSA included both men and women while the NWSA was led by women only. Around this time, Stone proposed to Stanton and Anthonya merging of the two groups. Plans were drawn up, and, at their annual meetings, propositions were heard and voted on, then passed to the other group for evaluation. By 1890, the organizations resolved their differences and merged to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Stone was too weak with illness to attend its first convention but was still elected chair of the executive committee of the NAWSA. Stanton was president and Anthony was its leader in practice.