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Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) to Charles James Folger

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04360.033 Author/Creator: Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 June 1867 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written by Anthony as Corresponding Secretary on stationery of the American Equal Rights Association. Folger was a delegate to a convention to consider amendments to the the New York State Constitution. Inquires how she might present to the convention petitions "asking the enfrancisement of women and black men not worth $215." Pleads with him to "champion the question of impartial suffrage" and asks how women suffragists might be able to address the convention.

People: Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, Government and Civics, Petition, State Constitution, Suffrage, Civil Rights, African American History

Sub Era: Reconstruction