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The Republican
party is about to bring ten States into the Union; and Thaddeus
Stevens has reported a bill to admit seven, all on the
fundamental basis of constitutions guaranteeing negro suffrage
forever.

OLYMPIA BROWN again insisted that the party was false, and that
now was the time for every true patriot to demand that no new
State should be admitted except on the basis of suffrage to women
as well as negroes.

LUCY STONE controverted Mr. Douglass' statement that women were
not persecuted for endeavoring to obtain their rights, and
depicted in glowing colors the wrongs of women and the inadequacy
of the laws to redress them. Mrs. Stone also charged the
Republican party as false to principle unless it protected women
as well as colored men in the exercise of their right to vote.

_The Tribune_ said the resolutions adopted declare that suffrage
is an inalienable right without qualification of sex or race;
that our State and National Governments are anti-Republican in
form, and anti-Democratic in fact; that the only way to decide
whether women want to vote is to give them an opportunity of
doing so; that the Republicans are bound to extend the
application of manhood suffrage to women; that Reconstruction
will fail to secure peace, unless it gives women the right to
vote; they invite the National Conventions of both parties to put
a woman suffrage plank in their platforms; petition[107] Congress
to extend suffrage to the women of the District of Columbia, and
to propose a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting political
distinctions on account of sex; assert that the laws depriving
married women of the equal custody of their children and of the
control of their property, are a disgrace to civilization; and
thank the men of Kansas who voted for Woman Suffrage.


FOOTNOTES:

[92] Following this hearing, Mr. Folger presented a resolution in the
Senate for the women of the State to vote for delegates to the
Constitutional Convention, and nine members voted in its favor.

[93] The _Albany Evening Journal_ of January 24th, says: "Mrs. Stanton
had a large audience to hear her argument in favor of so amending the
Constitution as to permit women and colored men to vote and hold
office. She said all that could be said and said it well in support of
her position, but it is still a problem whether the Judiciary
Committee were convinced. Like most men of old-fashioned notions, they
are slow to believe that women would be elevated, either in
usefulness, or dignity, by being transferred from the drawing room and
the nursery to the ballot-box and the forum!!

[94] Horace Greeley, Westchester Co., Leslie W. Russel, Lawrence Co.,
William Cassidy, Albany Co., William H. Merrill, Wyoming Co., George
Williams, Oneida Co., John G. Schumaker, Kings Co., Isaac L. Eudress,
Livingston Co.

[95] _June 20, 1867._--Mr. CORBETT presented a memorial from citizens
of Syracuse for securing the right of suffrage for women on equal
terms with men.

Mr. GRAVES--Petition of Mrs. F. D. Fish and 180 other citizens--worthy
and intelligent men and women--of the city of Utica, asking equal
suffrage for men and women.

Referred to the Committee on Suffrage.

_June 26, 1867._--Mr. RATHBUN--Petition for universal suffrage for
women as well as men.

C. E. PARKER--Petition for citizens of Tioga County.

Mr. CURTIS--A petition from Mrs. Daniel Cady, of Johnstown, and 200
others, asking to have "male" stricken from the State Constitution.

E. G. LAPHAM presented a petition.

Mr. EZRA GRAVES presented thirty-seven petitions--Brooklyn, 1; Mt.
Morris, 4; Troy, 1; Lima, 1; New York City, 8; Buffalo, 3;
Skaneateles, 2; Lockport, 1; Poughkeepsie, 1; Dutchess County, 1;
Utica, 1; Fairfield, Herkimer Co., 1. In all, 2,040 persons asking for
equal suffrage.

_Friday, June 28th._--C. C. DWIGHT--Mrs. Eliza Wright Osborn and 22
others, of Auburn, asking suffrage for women. Mr. COOKE--Mrs. Lina
Vandenburg and 350 others. Mr. ARCHER--Sundry citizens. Mr. MEAD--Mrs.
E. A. Kingsbury and 20 others. Mr. SCHOONMAKER--M. I. Ingraham and
others. Mr. HOUSTON--Lucia Sutton. Mr. RATHBUN--Mrs. A. H. Sabin and
20 others. J. BROOKS--Emma Suydam and 15 others.

Mr. GRAVES--Two memorials. 1st. Schoharie County, 204 men and women
for constitutional amendment prohibiting sale of intoxicating liquors.
2d. Lucia Humphrey and 30 others for equal suffrage. All went to
Committee on Suffrage, except Mr. Graves' first, which went to
Committee on Adulterated Liquors.

[96] Mr. GREELEY, June 26th, from the Committee on Suffrage, offered a
resolution that "The use of this hall on the 27th, Thursday evening of
this week, be granted to the Standing Committee on the Right of
Suffrage, that they may accord a public hearing to the advocates of
female suffrage," which was adopted.

[97] The _Albany Evening Journal_ of June 28, 1867, says, editorially:

WOMANHOOD SUFFRAGE.--The Assembly Chamber was well filled last evening
to listen to Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony. Mrs. Stanton made a
stirring appeal, and Miss Anthony followed. In response to queries,
she said she expected that women would yet serve as jurors and be
drafted. Several hundred had fought in the late war, but when their
sex was discovered they were dismissed in disgrace; and to the shame
of the Government be it said, they were never paid for their services.

[98] Mr. Folger offered a resolution--That the use of this Chamber be
granted to the American Equal Rights Association for a meeting on the
evening of Wednesday, the 10th inst.

[99] GEO. FRANCIS TRAIN BEFORE THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AT
ALBANY.--The Constitutional Convention at Albany has not had many
variations from its customary slate of topics, but it is a noteworthy
fact that no New York paper mentioned that Geo. Francis Train
addressed the Convention for two hours on the subject of woman voting
and the financial policy of the nation. Mr. Train having been the only
man to volunteer his services in Kansas and before the Convention, it
is worthy of note, when the argument advanced by our chivalrous press
is a sneer, a sarcasm, or an insult, that Mr. Train's defense of women
voting was received by the Convention by loud and repeated applause.
The following was the resolution, passed unanimously, offering the
hall:

STATE OF NEW YORK, IN CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, }
ALBANY, December 4, 1867. }

On motion of Mr. Ballard:

_Resolved_, That the use of the Assembly Chamber be granted to
Geo. Francis Train, Esq., at 4 P.M. this day.

By order. LUTHER CALDWELL, _Secretary_.

[100] In 1846 the question of negro suffrage was submitted to a
popular vote, and negatived by 223,884 to 85,306; in 1850 it was again
defeated by a vote of 337,984 to 197,503; a similar submission was
provided for by a concurrent resolution of the Legislature of 1859,
which by neglect of the State officer to provide for its publication,
was defeated; but its fate may fairly be regarded as further evidence
of the indifference of the public toward a change.

[101] _July 1st._--Mr. FOWLER presented a petition from Miss Laura
Bosworth and others for woman suffrage.

_July 9th._--From Gerrit Smith and 180 others of Madison County, for
female suffrage.

Mr. ENDRESS--Emma C. Lawrence and 50 others of Westchester, for female
suffrage.

Mr. MURPHY--Thomas N. Cashow and 20 others, of Kings County, for woman
suffrage.

Mr. FULLERTON--Mary J. Quackenbosh and many others, from Newburgh.

Mr. VAN CAMPEN--Mary E. Mead and many others, of Westchester County.

Mr. BEADLE--Mrs. W. S. Shute, Mary C. Bristol, and 120 others from
Horse Heads.

Mr. HAMMOND--Mrs. J. C. Holmes and many others from Westchester
County.

_July 10th._--Mr. TUCKER--A petition from a large number of men and
women for extending the right of suffrage to woman.

Mr. GRAVES--Fifty-four ladies of New York City, asking suffrage for
women.

_July 11th._--Mr. CURTIS--From Charles J. Seymour, Mrs. Mary Newman
and 500 others from Broome County, for equal suffrage.

_July 12th._--Mr. CORBETT--Henry Ward Beecher, Edwin A. Studwell, and
many others, of Kings County, for woman suffrage.

_July 16th._--Mr. FOLGER presented a petition from Emily P. Collins,
of Rochester, and others, asking that women be granted the privilege
of voting, that in 1869 the proposition be submitted for all who can
read and write.

_July 18th._--Mr. GREELEY--From Mrs. Louisa Howland and many others,
of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, for woman suffrage.

Mr. CURTIS--From Mrs. Eliza Benton and others of New York City, asking
for equal suffrage. Another from Caroline E. Hubbard and 20 others, of
Westchester County.

_July 31st._--Mr. POTTER--Lydia Baldwin, F. Brucklin, and others, of
Erie County, asking for the extension of the suffrage to women.

Mr. GRAVES--Jane E. Turner, Rev. C. H. Bebee, and 56 others,
Bridgewater, Oneida County. Another from Julia M. Sherwood and 22
others, Westchester County, asking for woman suffrage.

[102] The ladies suggested to Mr. Curtis to present Mrs. Greeley's
petition last, and with emphasis, that it might attract the attention
of the reporters, and thus have Mrs. Greeley's petition and Mr.
Greeley's report to antidote each other, and appear side by side in
the Metropolitan journals. After the Convention adjourned that day,
some of the ladies lingered in the vestibule to congratulate Mr.
Greeley on his conservative report; but he had disappeared through
some side door, and could not be found. A few weeks after he met Mrs.
Stanton and Miss Anthony at one of Alice Cary's Sunday evening
receptions. They noticed him slowly making his way toward them, and
prepared for the coming storm. As he approached, both arose, and with
extended hands, exclaimed most cordially, "Good evening, Mr. Greeley."
But his hands hung limp and undemonstrative by his side, as he said in
low and measured words, "You two ladies are the most maneuvering
politicians in the State of New York.



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