Elizabeth Buffum Chace


Elizabeth Buffum Chace born Providence, RI December 19, 1806 (d. 1899). Radical pacifist and Quaker abolitionist, suffragist; conductor on underground railroad. Opposed Civil War, Spanish-American War.


"In behalf of the young manhood which war would demoralize, of the human life which war would sacrifice. . . I pray that even at the eleventh hour your efforts to avert this great affliction may be. . . " (Appeal to Pres. McKinley 1898, Wyman, p. 323; photo wikicom pd)