... That men should consider physical strength and mechanical skill superior to moral influence and spiritual purity is not strange, because the tendencies of their nature are earthward, but that women should be found in our country, where the sex is so highly respected and tenderly cared for, willing to give up their heavenly privileges of acting with angels in the care of the young, and co-operating with the Divine influence in keeping alive the true faith of the Gospel in the heart of humanity, is astonishing. ...

Godey's Lady's Book
January, 1852.