Mrs. A. H. Walker to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, December 4, 1871
Walker, A. H., Mrs. (Author)Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902 (Addressee)
Walker writes to Stanton on behalf of the St. Johns Suffrage Association in Michigan imploring her to come and speak to the community. Walker laments that they may not be able to raise the speaker, but that Stanton's voice and leadership is needed there. Walker states: "Oh! My Dear Mrs Stanton we need you as a strong tower on which to rest our struggling effort and chain the hearts of our friends." Stanton seems to have forwarded the letter to Hooker, and in a note appended to the end of Mrs. Walker’s letter, asks Hooker and Olympia Brown to come to her home in Tenafly, New Jersey to visit Anthony during Christmas week. Stanton goes on to say that she has so many requests to speak that she could “three times a day, & Sunday too.” Stanton concludes by saying, “Do not for mercy’s sake make me the responsible head. I urged Susan to make you President and not me… I am tired of being a figurehead to be shot at.”
Isabella Beecher Hooker and John Hooker Papers
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