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Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) re: apathy of women in Suffrage movement

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07419 Author/Creator: Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1884/02/01 Pagination: 6 p. 23.1 x 14.3 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07419 Author/Creator: Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1884/02/01 Pagination: 6 p. 23.1 x 14.3 cm

"And my answer to the Men-is-that if they insist of leaving the women of this republic disfranchised until the vast majority of them demand it-there is no hope for our emancipation from political serfdom."

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