In her witness statement, Mrs. C Thompson recalls that Matthias was in the bath when Ann walked up the passageway. Determined and without any hesitation, Ann then opened the door slightly, after which she made a rhetorical statement which was, and I quote, ‘father shall I wash you? Without waiting for a response, Ann walked into the bathroom, then closed and locked the door behind her. (Ref: H: 12.) Attending to her duties and after waiting outside in the hallway, Sojourner-Truth, Elizabeth, and possibly Mrs. C Thompson waited for Ann to exit the bathroom. According to witness statements, Elizabeth, the daughter of Mr. Pierson, quote. ‘Went to the door and tried it, but finding it locked retired.’ Possibly confused and after waiting, the child Elizabeth started to wonder what was taking so long. Turning to the others present in the hallway, and in her youthful innocence, Elizabeth said, quote. ‘Father would be clean enough this time.’
We present information from public domain documents that are almost two hundred years old. This vitally important information is presented in Bold Blue Text. All the blog statements are from the book entitled Sojourner-Truth Matthias & Smith Clash of the Prophets.