VOTES FOR WOMEN
- Grant Recipient
National Votes for Women Trail
- 34576 NY-12, Clayton, NY 13624, USA
- 44.1688009, -76.0804935
NCWHS National Votes for Women Trail
In 1846 New York State lawmakers met at the state capital in Albany to hold a convention for the revision of the New York State Constitution. A group of six women: Eleanor Vincent, Lydia Williams, Lydia Osborn, Susan Ormsby, Amy Ormsby and Anna Bishop of the small community of Depauville attended to submit a petition regarding the rights of women. Their hope was that lawmakers would amend the State Constitution in order “to extend to women equal, and civil and political rights with men.” While their petition was rejected, it did not squelch the ambitions of women to fight for their rights. Two years later famous women’s rights advocates Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, along with several others, met for the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. At this convention, the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted and signed.