Transactions of the National Council of Women of the United States, Assembled in Washington, D.C., February 22 to 25, 1891

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J.B. Lippincott, 1891 - Women - 372 pages
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The National Council of Women of the United States was founded in 1888 by Susan B. Anthony at the suggestion of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. It was an organization composed of national organizations and affiliated associations all pledged to working for issues concerning women, among them, the right to vote. The organization met triennially at first, later biennially.

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Page 234 - The rights of the citizens of the State of Wyoming to vote and hold office shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex. Both male and female citizens of this State shall equally enjoy all civil, political, and religious rights and privileges.
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Page 354 - of suggestion and sympathy; therefore no society voting to become auxiliary to this Council shall thereby render itself liable to be interfered with in respect to its complete organic unity, independence, or methods of work, or be committed to any principle or method of any other society or to any act or utterance of the
Page 233 - For the advancement of these ends, they have at all time an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.
Page 356 - We, women of the United States, sincerely believing that the best good of our homes and nation will be advanced by our own greater unity of thought, sympathy, and purpose, and that an organized movement of women will best conserve the highest good of

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