In 1840 a group of American women delegates were excluded from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London because of their sex. One member of the delegation, Lucretia Mott (1793–1880), later joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902) in organizing the Seneca Falls (New York) Convention of 1848 to protest the various forms of discrimination to which women were subjected. The Convention adopted the following Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, with its intentionally ironic echoes of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.