Women's Rights

November 12, 1866


Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the women from New York who ran for congress, lost the race after receiving only four votes. The Dispatch takes this to be a suggestion that her congressional district did not want women's suffrage, but were willing to vote for the Radical ticket over 9,000 times.


Women's Rights.--At the recent election in New York Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of tho most enthusiastic and fussy advocates of woman's rights, waa a candidate for Congress against the Hon. James Brooks and Colonel Le Grand Cannon. She got four votes. This shows woman's rights at a low ebb in New York. Yet the Republicans, who would confer the right of suffrage on negroes, had a vote in the district of 9,196.
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