A Women Runs for Congress

October 13, 1866


Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton has put her name in the race to represent the 18th Congressional district of New York. She says she is an independent but would agree with the Republicans as long as they continue to support negro suffrage.


A Woman Runs for Congress New York, October 11,--Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton presents herself in a card, published elsewhere, this morning to the voting population of the Eighteenth Congressional District as a candidate for representative in Congress. She professes independent principles, with a moral reservation in favor of the Republican party, provided it advocates negro suffrage, and asks support on the high ground of safety of the nation and justice to its citizens.
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