RIGHTS DECLARATIONS AND CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS:
RESOLUTIONS, AMERICAN EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, NEW YORK CITY, 1869.
RESOLVED, That the extension of suffrage to woman is essential to the public safety and to the establishment and permanence of free inst[it]utions; that the admission of woman to political recognition is as imperative as the admission of any particular class of men.
RESOLVED, That as woman, in private life, in the partnership of marriage, is now the conservator of private morals, so woman in public life, in the partnership of a republican State, based upon Universal Suffrage, will become the conservatory of public morals.
RESOLVED, That the petitions of more than 200,000 women to Congress and to their State Legislature ... are expressions of popular sympathy and approval, everywhere throughout the land, and ought to silence the cavil of our opponents that "woman do not want to vote."
RESOLVED, That while we heartily approve of the Fifteenth Amendment, extending suffrage to men, without distinction of race, we nevertheless feel profound regret that Congress has not submitted a parallel amendment for the enfranchisement of women.
RESOLVED, That any party professing to be democratic in spirit or republican in principle, which opposes or ignores the political rights of woman, is false to its professions, shortsighted in its policy, and unworthy of the confidence of the friends of impartial liberty....
[There follow two minor resolutions].