Henry Ward Beecher, on Women Voting

November 17, 1854

Here is an item which indicates that Beecher has recently, in a lecture, avowed himself “a convert to the doctrine in women’s voting !!!”  He indicated ” that though we might not live to see this reform, “it was certain to come as the earth to continue its motion.”…  “The only inconsistency in his remarks was his expressing  hope that his wife and sisters would never wish to speak in public, though he would not oppose it if they did.”  The  article then comments that “Women need no one to assert their right to speak in public, for they have secured that already.”