Women and men in the anti-slavery movement

Nov 6, 1837

In his letter to Elizabeth Pease:  “As in England, so in this country — the women have done and are doing more for the extirpation of slavery than the other sex.  In their petitions to Congress the outnumber us at least three , perhaps five to one.  At the recent session of that body, a million of names were sent in, in the course of a month, remonstrating against the annexation of Texas to the United States.  Of that immense number, a very large proportion were females.”   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI