What was it like when you met Mrs. Stanton?
Our mutual friend Amelia Bloomer introduced us in May 1851 as we stood on a Seneca Falls, New York, street corner discussing the speech by William Lloyd Garrison we had just attended. I wanted to talk more but learned later that Mrs. Stanton didn’t invite us to her home because she feared that, while she was out for the afternoon, her three sons--aged nine, seven, six-- had wrought chaos in the household, possibly involving her fourth son who was just a toddler. The lads frequently included their baby brother in their adventures such as dunking him in the river and toting him up to the roof. The Stanton household was full of adventures.
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