Strong Words Encourage Strong Convictions
Rain or shine I intend to spend Sunday with you that we may all together concoct a declaration. I have drawn up one but you may suggest alterations & improvements for I know it is not as perfect a declaration as should go forth from the first women's rights convention that has ever assembled." Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Elizabeth M'Clintock, July 14, 1848
Just days before the First Women's Rights Convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton joined M'Clintock family members in this home. Surrounded by reform newspapers, books and tracts, they gathered at the mahogany table in the front parlor to compose the blueprint for the womens' rights movement: the Declaration of Sentiments.
Four days later at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, the document was presented to the world - a bold proclamation for equality that would reverberate for decades to come.
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
Location. 42° 54.318′ N, 76° 51.69′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on East Williams Street just east of North Virginia Street. Click for map. This marker is next to the parking lot for the M'Clintock House. You pass this one to use
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Women's Rights National Historic Park - M'Clintock House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dempsey Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Lafayette (approx. ľ mile away); General Sullivanís New York Campaign Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Skio-Yase (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Day (approx. 0.3 miles away); Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early History of Waterloo (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterloo.
Also see . . . Elizabeth Cady Stanton - National Park Service. (Submitted on October 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.