Philada. 9 mo. 8th. 1851
Thy letter of invitation to your place, of 22nd [?]lt.], was received by my son-in-law E. M. Davis, while I was absent form the City, on an excursion thro' Chistie L. Lancaster Cor. where a letter could not easily be forwarded to me.
Returning I learned of the time fixed for the Worcester Convention. I had been in correspondence with Lucy Stone, & with the friends of Woman's cause in Rochester, the latter hoping that either that place or Syracuse would be decided upon as the original plan to meet at Worcester was adhered to, I felt & still feel a strong inclination to go there, I therefore did not decide to deny myself that gratification for some time.
Had I determined as my wish wd. prompt, I should also have written immediately to thee accepting the "call" to attend your A.S. Meeting, & if possible cotribute somewhat to the cause by my feeble efforts in public speaking.