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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work
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. This marker is next to the parking lot for the M'Clintock House. You pass this one to use the rear entrance to this National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo NY 13165, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Coach Tom Coughlin (about 700 feet away); General Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); Korean Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Sampson Naval Training Station Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 302 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.