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Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) The United States citizen's vote that Mr. Justice Hunt declared $100 damage...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07753.01 Author/Creator: Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph note signed Date: 1880s ca. Pagination: 1 p. 17.9 x 12.1 cm

"You have reason to exult, that you are a 'freeborn American' and I wish you may never be ashamed to boast of it. In all cases remember, that birth, without wisdom, is reproach and disgrace."

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