Woman's Universal Suffrage Convention in Illinois

February 15, 1869

Summary

Committee declaring "that as woman is equally interested with man in having good laws enacted she ought to possess the right of suffrage." It was adopted to create a new form of the Illinois constitution so that there is no distinction among citizens.

Transcription

Woman's Universal Suffrage Convention in Illinois. - Chicago, February 12. - The Library Hall Suffrage Convention was numerously attended to-day. Miss Anna Dickinson, Dr. Mary Peckenpaugh, of St. Louis, and William Wells Brown, a colored orator from Boston, were present, besides Mrs. Stanton, Miss Anthony, and others. Resolutions were reported by a committee declaring that as woman is equally interested with man in having good laws enacted she ought to possess the right of suffrage, and resolving to make a united effort to form a new constitution for Illinois, so that there shall be no distinction among citizens in the exercise of the " right " of suffrage. The resolutions were adopted.
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Joseph McEachon

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McEachonJoseph-18690215-Woman'sUniversalSuffrageConventioninIllinois.pdf

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“Woman's Universal Suffrage Convention in Illinois,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed July 17, 2018, http://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1266.