James and Lucretia Mott, photograph taken from original daguerreotype by William Langenheim, 1842.
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James and Lucretia Mott

Credit: McClure's Magazine, November 1906, p. 10

Married in 1811, James Mott and Lucretia Coffin enjoyed a 57-year partnership that did not end until James’s death on January 26, 1868. The Motts worked hand-in-hand in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements. In 1833 James was a co-founder with Lucretia of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Association, and later served as its president. In 1848 he also chaired the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York.

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