To the Women of the Republic (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

January 15, 1864

“Think not, that your work will soon be forgotten.”   Stanton here assures the women who have been collecting signatures on petitions, that their letters, all will be “preserved for the admiration of our children’s children”…..this is not a movement for a day or an hour to end with the circulation of this petition; but the inauguration of the moral power of woman to be recognized in the politics of the nation….”