Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 1, ch. 12, by Ida Husted Harper (1898).
In an 1860 letter to William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips, defending her decision to assist a woman who had run away, with her child, from an abusive husband. Garrison and Phillips were abolitionists who favored assisting runaway slaves.