Belleville June 9 '44
Yours of the 26 ult. I found on my table on returning from the interior after an absence of some days.
Your suggestion touching the convention is a good one.
Four weeks since at a convention of the friends of Woman rights in Newark, composed of delgates from the northern counties of the state, a Committee was appointed to proceed to Trenton to act upon the Coventns in such manner as might seem best, respecting slavery, the rights of colored citizens &c. As one of that committee I felt constrained to decline the [?], upon conscientious grounds, which I need not here detail. My place on the committee was supplied and the persons composing it are in correspondence with Chief Justice Hornblower as to the time mode &c. of operation. if not already upon the ground they will be soon I suppose. You suggest that a Committee of colored persons if made up of men of power