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Y., at an election held in the eighth ward of the city of Rochester
aforesaid, for a representative in the Congress of the United States,
did then and there vote for representative in Congress in the United
States, without having a lawful right to vote and in violation of
Section 19 of an act of Congress approved May 31, 1870, entitled "An
act to enforce the right of citizens of the United States to vote in
the several States of this Union and for other purposes."

[169] The following ladies voted: Mrs. Hannah Anthony Mosher, Mrs.
Mary S. Hebard, Mrs. Nancy M. Chapman, Mrs. Jane M. Cogswell, Mrs
Martha N. French, Mrs. Margaret Leyden, Mrs. Lottie Bolles Anthony,
Mrs. Hannah Chatfield, Mrs. Susan M. Hough, Mrs. Sarah Truesdale, Mrs.
Mary Pulver, Mrs. Rhoda De Garmo, Mrs. Guelma Anthony McLean, Miss
Mary S. Anthony, Miss Ellen T. Baker. The following ladies registered
but were not allowed to vote: Mrs. Amy Post, Mrs. Mary Fish Curtis,
Mrs. Dr. Dutton, Mrs. Charlotte Wilbur Griffing, Mrs. Dr. Wheeler,
Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Lathrop.

[170] Ex-President Fillmore, Hon. Charles Sedgwick, Hon. E. G. Lapham,
David Wright, Esq., of Auburn.

[171] INDICTMENT AGAINST SUSAN B. ANTHONY--DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN AND FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW
YORK.--At a stated session of the District Court of the United States
of America, held in and for the Northern District of New York, at the
City Hall, in the city of Albany, in the said Northern District of New
York, on the third Tuesday of January, in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, before the Honorable Nathan
K. Hall, Judge of the said Court, assigned to keep the peace of the
said United States of America, in and for the said District, and also
to hear and determine divers Felonies, Misdemeanors and other offenses
against the said United States of America, in the said District
committed. Brace Millerd, James D. Wasson, Peter H. Bradt, James
McGinty, Henry A. Davis, Loring W. Osborn, Thomas Whitbeck, John
Mullen, Samuel G. Harris, Ralph Davis, Matthew Fanning, Abram Kimmey,
Derrick B. Van Schoonhoven, Wilhelmus Van Natten, James Kenney, Adam
Winne, James Goold, Samuel S. Fowler, Peter D. R. Johnson, Patrick
Carroll, good and lawful men of the said District, then and there
sworn and charged to inquire for the said United States of America,
and the body of said District, do, upon their oaths, present, that
Susan B. Anthony now or late of Rochester, in the county of Monroe,
with force and arms, etc., to wit: at and in the first election
district of the eighth ward of the city of Rochester, in the county of
Monroe, in said Northern District of New York, and within the
jurisdiction of this Court, heretofore, to wit: on the fifth day of
November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
seventy-two, at an election duly held at and in the first election
district of the said eighth ward of the city of Rochester, in said
county and in said Northern District of New York, which said election
was for Representatives in the Congress of the United States, to wit:
a Representative in the Congress of the United States for the State of
New York at large, and a Representative in the Congress of the United
States for the twenty-ninth Congressional District of the State of New
York, said first election district of said eighth ward of said city of
Rochester, being then and there a part of said twenty-ninth
Congressional District of the State of New York, did knowingly,
wrongfully, and unlawfully vote for a Representative in the Congress
of the United States for the State of New York at large, and for a
Representative in the Congress of the United States for said
twenty-ninth Congressional District, without a lawful right to vote in
said election district (the said Susan B. Anthony being then and there
a person of the female sex), as she, the said Susan B. Anthony then
and there well knew, contrary to the form of the statute of the United
States of America in such case made and provided, and against the
peace of the United States of America and their dignity.

_Second Count_--And the jurors aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid do
further present that said Susan B. Anthony, now or late of Rochester,
in the county of Monroe, with force and arms, etc., to wit: at and in
the first election district of the eighth ward of the city of
Rochester, in the county of Monroe, in said Northern District of New
York, and within the jurisdiction of this Court, heretofore, to wit:
on the fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and seventy-two, at an election duly held at and in the
first election district of the said eighth ward, of said city of
Rochester, in said county, and in said Northern District of New York,
which said election was for Representatives in the Congress of the
United States, to wit: a Representative in the Congress of the United
States for the State of New York at large, and a Representative in the
Congress of the United States for the twenty-ninth Congressional
District of the State of New York, said first election district of
said eighth ward, of said city of Rochester, being then and there a
part of said twenty-ninth Congressional District of the State of New
York, did knowingly, wrongfully and unlawfully vote for a candidate
for Representative in the Congress of the United States for the State
of New York at large, and for Representative in the Congress of the
United States for said twenty-ninth Congressional District, without
having a lawful right to vote in said election district (the said
Susan B. Anthony being then and there a person of the female sex), as
she, the said Susan B. Anthony then and there well knew, contrary to
the form of the statute of the United States of America in such case
made and provided, and against the peace of the United States of
America and their dignity.

RICHARD CROWLEY,
_Attorney of the United States for the Northern District
of New York._

(Endorsed). Jan. 24, 1873. RICHARD CROWLEY,
Pleads not guilty. _U. S. Attorney_.

[172] See Appendix.

[173] See Appendix.

[174] Thousands of copies were published in pamphlet form, with the
Court report of the trial, and circulated throughout the country.

[175] See Appendix.

[176] To the same effect see former decisions in Massachusetts: Coffin
_vs._ Coffin, 4 Mass., 25; Com. _vs._ Knapp, 10 Pic., 496; and see
also State _vs._ Snow, 18 Maine, 346; Doss _vs._ Com., 1 Grattan, 557;
Peo. _vs._ McFall, 1 Wheeler Crim. Rec., 108, note; Holder _vs._ The
State, 5 Georgia, 443; State _vs._ Allen, 1 McCord, 525; State _vs._
Jones, 5 Alabama, 666; Armstrong _vs._ The State, 4 Blackford, 247;
Patterson _vs._ The State, 2 English, 59.

[177] Gibbons _vs._ Ogden, 9th Wheaton, 221, Ch. J. Marshall. Ogden
_vs._ Saunder, 12 Wheaton, 332, Ch. J. Marshall.

[178] More recent investigation shows that this clause was originated
by Mr. Jefferson in 1784. See _The Nation_ for May 4, 1882, _and
authorities there referred to_. See Bancroft's "History of the United
States." Vol. II, p. 115.




CHAPTER XXVI.

AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION.

Circular Letter--Cleveland Convention--Association
Completed--Henry Ward Beecher, President--Convention in Steinway
Hall, New York--George William Curtis Speaks--The First Annual
Meeting held in Cleveland--Mrs. Tracy Cutler, President--Mass
meeting in Steinway Hall, New York, 1871--State Action
Recommended--Moses Coit Tyler Speaks--Mass Meetings in 1871 in
Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Pittsburgh--Memorial to
Congress--Letters from William Lloyd Garrison and others--Hon. G.
F. Hoar Advocates Woman Suffrage--Anniversary celebrated at St.
Louis--Dr. Stone, of Michigan--Thomas Wentworth Higginson,
President, 1872--Convention in Cooper Institute, New York--Two
Hundred Young Women march in. Meeting in Plymouth Church--Letters
from Louise May Alcott and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps--The Annual
Meeting in Detroit--Julia Ward Howe, President--Letter from James
T. Field--Mary F. Eastman Addresses the Convention. Bishop
Gilbert Haven President for 1875--Convention Steinway Hall, New
York--Hon. Charles Bradlaugh Speaks--Centennial Celebration, July
3d--Petition to Congress for a XVI. Amendment--Conventions in
Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Washington, and Louisville.


It was during the summer of 1869 that the initiative steps in the
formation of the American Woman Suffrage Association[179] were taken,
and the following letter circulated:


BOSTON, August 5, 1869.

Many friends of the cause of woman suffrage desire that its
interests may be promoted by the assembling and action of a
convention devised on a truly National and representative basis
for the organization of an American Woman Suffrage Association.

Without depreciating the value of Associations already existing,
it is yet deemed that an organization at once more comprehensive
and more widely representative than any of these is urgently
called for. In this view, the Executive Committee of the New
England Woman Suffrage Association has appointed the undersigned
a Committee of Correspondence to confer by letter with the
friends of woman suffrage throughout the country on the subject
of the proposed convention.

We ask to hear from you in reply, at your earliest convenience.
Our present plan is that the authority of the convention shall be
vested in delegates, to be chosen and accredited by the Woman
Suffrage Associations existing, or about to be formed, in the
several States of the Union. The number of delegates to be sent
by each Association and the precise time of the meeting of the
convention can be determined as soon as we shall have received
such answers to our present application as shall assure us of an
active and generous co-operation in the measure proposed, on the
part of the addressed.

LUCY STONE, CAROLINE M.



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