From London Convention

June 29, 1840

From London, Garrison writes to Helen, with news of the Convention.  He indicates that, by the time of his late arrival, the Convention had voted not at admit the women delegates from the United States.  He recounts the attempt of Wendell Phillips to move the question during the Convention,  his disappointment with George Thompson’s weak response, and tells of the decision which he, Remond, Rogers, and Wm Adams  made, refusing to take seats in the Convention.   “I am quite certain, from all that has transpired, that, had we arrived a few days before the opening of the Convention, we could have carried out our point triumphantly.  As it is, we have not visited this country in vain.  The ‘woman question’ has been fairly started, and will be canvassed from the Land’s End to John O’Groat’s house.  Already, many excellent and noble minds are highly displeased at the decision of the Convention, and denounce it strongly…”   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI