ALTHOUGH WE WERE TRAVELLING WITH OUR HUSBANDS WHO WERE DELEGATES, WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE AND WERE FORCED TO SIT BEHIND A CURTAIN WHICH SEPARATED US FROM MALE AUDIENCE MEMBERS AND MALE SPEAKERS.
When they returned to New York, they decided to organize a convention to which they invited women suffragists and interested men. The aim was to discuss issues related to equality in education, marriage and property laws.
This was the text of the invitation:
Woman’s Rights Convention. – A Convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman, will be held in the Wesleyan Chapel, at Seneca Falls, N. Y., on Wednesday and Thursday, the 19th and 20th of July, current; commencing at 10 o’clock am. During the first day the meeting will be exclusively for women, who are earnestly invited to attend. The public generally are invited to be present on the second day, when Lucretia Mott, of Philadelphia, and other ladies and gentlemen, will address the convention.