Report of the Sixteenth Annual Washington Convention, March 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th, 1884: With Reports of the Forty-eighth Congress

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This pamphlet includes reports on progress toward suffrage in individual states and territories, as well as a speech by May Wright Sewall, "The Forgotten Woman." Also included is a report on the 48th Congress, which considered a proposal for a 16th Amendment to the Constitution enfranchising women.
 

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Página 29 - And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury : for all they did cast in of their abundance ; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Página 34 - Constitutional provisions, adopted in the interest of liberty, and for the purpose of securing through national legislation, if need be, rights inhering in a state of freedom, and belonging to American citizenship, have been so construed as to defeat the ends the people desired to accomplish, which they attempted to accomplish, and which they supposed they had accomplished by changes in their fundamental law.
Página 59 - any married woman may carry on any trade or business, and perform any labor or services, on her sole and separate account, and the earnings of any married woman from her trade, business, labor, or services shall be her sole and separate property, and may be used and invested by her in her own name.
Página 59 - No bargain or contract made by any married woman in respect to her sole and separate property, or any property which may hereafter come to her by descent, devise, bequest...
Página 67 - O'er the rabble's laughter; And while Hatred's fagots burn, Glimpses through the smoke discern Of the good hereafter. Knowing this, that never yet Share of Truth was vainly set In the world's wide fallow; After hands shall sow the seed, After hands from hill and mead Reap the harvests yellow. Thus, with somewhat of the Seer, Must the moral pioneer From the Future borrow; Clothe the waste with dreams of grain, And, on midnight's sky of rain, Paint the golden morrow!
Página 34 - Constitution, do for human liberty and the fundamental rights of American citizenship, what it did. with the sanction of this court, for the protection of slavery and the rights of the masters of fugitive slaves.
Página 59 - The real and personal property of any femme covert in this state acquired either before or after marriage, whether by gift, grant, inheritance, devise or otherwise, shall, so long as she may choose, be and remain her separate estate and property and may be devised, bequeathed or conveyed by her the same as if she were a femme sole, and the same shall not be subject to the debts of her husband.
Página 34 - Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you," applies to all who would help others to gain their liberty.
Página 64 - ... the desire of taking an active share in the great work of government. The...
Página 59 - State owns at the time of her marriage, and the rents, issues and proceeds of all such property, shall, notwithstanding her marriage, be and remain her sole and separate property, and may be used, collected and invested in her own name, and shall not be subject to the interference or control of her husband, or liable for his debts...

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