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"Debate on Woman Suffrage in the Senate of the United States, 2d Session, 49th Congress, December 8, 1886, and January 25, 1887"

Gentlemen, we who
are trying to help the men in our municipal governments, who are
trying to save the children from our poor-houses, begin to realize
that whatever is good and essential for the liberty of the black
man is good for the white woman and for all women. We are here to
claim that whatever liberty has done for you it should be allowed
to do for us. Take a single glance through the past; recognize the
position of American manhood before the world to-day, and whatever
liberty has done for you, liberty will surely do for the mothers
of the race.
Miss ANTHONY. Gentlemen of the committee, here is another woman I
wish to show you, Sarah E. Wall, of Worcester, Mass., who, for the
last twenty-five years, has resisted the tax gatherer when he came
around. I want you to look at her. She looks very harmless, but
she will not pay a dollar of tax. She says when the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts will give her the right of representation she
will pay her taxes. I do not know exactly how it is now, but the
assessor has left her name off the tax-list, and passed her by
rather than have a lawsuit with her.

Miss ANTHONY. I wish I could state the avocations and professions
of the various women who have spoken in our convention during the
last three days. I do not wish to speak disparagingly in regard to
the men in Congress, but I doubt if a man on the floor of either
House could have made a better speech than some of those which
have been made by women during this convention.

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