Liberator 1863-4-17

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Liberator 1863-4-17 - CALL FOR A MEETING OF TIIE LOYAL WOMEN" OF THE...
CALL FOR A MEETING OF TIIE LOYAL WOMEN" OF THE NATION. In this crisis of our Country's destiny, it is the dnty of every citizen to consider the peculiar blessings of a' republican republican form of government, and decide what sacrifices of wealth and life are demanded for its defence and preserva tion. ..... The policy of the war, our whole future life, depends oa a universal, cle&rlj defined idea of the end proposed, and ' the immense advantages to be scoured to ourselves and all mankind, by its accomplishment. No mere party or sectional cry, no technicalities of Con stitution or military law, no mottoes of craft or policy aro big enough to touch the great heart, of a nation in the midst of revolution. A grand idea, such as freedom or jus tice, is needful to kindle and sustain the fires of a high enthusiasm. enthusiasm. . .I':;,.' At this hoar, the best word and work of every man and woman are imperatively demanded. To. man, by common consent, is assigned the forum, camp and field. . What is woman's legitimate work, and how she may beat aooompliah it, is worthy oar earnest ooansel ope with another, , We have heard many complaints of the lack of entbu- entbu- siaam among Northern Women ; but, when a mother lays her son on the altar of her country, she asks an object equal to the sacrifioe. In nursing the sick and wonnded. knitting socks, scraping lint, and making jellies, the brav est and best may weary if the thoughts mount not io faith to something beyond and above it all. Work is worship only when a noble purpose fills the soul. Woman is equally interested and responsible with man in the final settlement of this probUm of self-government self-government self-government ; therefore let none stand idle spectators now. When every hoar is big with destiny, and each dclJy but complicates oar difficulties, it is high time for the daughters of the revolution, in solemn council, to unseal the last will and testament of the Fathers, lay bold of their birthright of freedom, and keep it a sacred trust for all coming generations. generations. ,: -' -' " ; To this end, we ask the loyal Women of the Nation to meet in New York, on Thursdat, the 14th of May next. Let the Women of every State be largely represented. both by person and by letter. There will be two sessions The first at 10 o'clock, A. M., at the Church of the Puritans, (Dr. Cheever'a,) admittance free The second at the Cooper Instituteat half peat 7 o'clock, P. M., admittance 25 cent. On behalf of the Woman's Central Committee, ELIZABETH CADY STANTON. N. B. Communications relative to and for the meeting should be addressed to Scsah B. Authoxt, 48 Beekmaa Street, New York. .

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  1. The Liberator,
  2. 17 Apr 1863, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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