Female Clerks

January 31, 1866


A bill allowing females to work as clerks in Virginia unanimously passed after fierce debate among local politicians.


A bill to employ emails to execute certain copying, under the direction of Register of the Land office, was taken up on motion of Mr.Gray. Mr. Gray made a short but beautiful little speech in support of the bill. Mr.Trout thought the matter ought to be investigated, to see whether or not this work should be done by the proper officers under their bond. Mr.Gray said that this had been done. The bill passed unanimously.
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