Women’s Convention in Indiana

November 7, 1851

Henry C. Wright, writes from Indiana, where he has attended a Women’s Convention.  The Convention has adopted several strong anti-slavery resolutions. One Methodist leader, Bible in hand, has spoken of the Biblical injunction of the right of men to compel obedience by women, and to use brute force to do so… “..the last half-day was devoted exclusively to the consideration of woman in slavery as a chattel.”