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Anthony, Susan B. | to "My Dear Friend," Oct 15, 1885

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National Woman Suffrage Association
1881 1882
"Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governd;" the ballot is consent. Why should woman be governed without her consent?
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON, Pres., Tenafly, N. J.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY,
Rochester, N. Y.,
MATILDA JOSLYN GAGE,
Fayettville, N. Y.,
Vice Pres. at Large.
MAY WRIGHT SEWALL, Chair. Ex. Com.,
405 North Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Ind.
ELLEN H. SHELDON, Recording Secretary,
Q. M. Gen'l's Office, Washington, D. C.
RACHEL G. FOSTER, Corresponding Secretary,
1909 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
JANE H. SPOFFORD, Treasurer,
Riggs House, Washington, D. C.
Tenafly N.J. Oct. 15, 1885
My Dear Friend
Yours of the 13th is here- and also a line from my neice- saying the three beautiful volumes were received at Rochester- I should have been glad to feast my eyes on the sight of them- but in this last press of getting out our huge Vol. III- I cannot do more than look at and think

 


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of- anything else- So I am writing my niece- who lives with my sister in Rochester- and who is the daughter of my youngest brother- J. Merritt Anthony- who was with old Capt. John Brown at Oswatomie In the Kansas Border Ruffian days- and who served through the entire four years of the war as Captain in the Kansas 7th Cavalry- -
That I want her to carefully read every word of the books before I get home- so that she may learn the
true history

 


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of those olden days- The children- the college youth of today are left wholly ignorant of our immediate past history- while they know all about ancient Greece & Rome-
I cannot tell you how grateful to me is the fact that the sons of my venerated friend and teacher- Wm. L Garrison thought of me- as one of their circle of friends to whom the wonderful story of their Fathers life, should be presented—- I shall value the books beyond measure- and the love and friendship of the sons that prompted the gift in no less degree-

 


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With best love & best wishes to each and all of your family circles- I am
Very sincerely & gratefully
Susan B. Anthony

 


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Copy Alma Lutz Collection
NATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION.
Tenafly N.J. Oct. 15, 1885
My Dear Friend
Yours of the 13th is here- and also a line from my neice- saying the three beautiful volumes were received at Rochester- I should have been glad to feast my eyes on the sight of them- but in this last press of getting out our huge Vol. III- I cannot do more than look at and think of- anything else- So I am writing my niece- who lives with my sister in Rochester- and who is the daughter of my youngest brother- J. Merritt Anthony- who was with old Capt. John Brown at Oswatomie In the Kansas Border Ruffian days- and who served through the entire four years of the war as Captain in the Kansas 7th Cavalry- -
That I want her to carefully read every word of the books before I get home- so that she may learn the true history of those olden days- The children- the college youth of today are left wholly ignorant of our immediate past history- while they know all about ancient Greece & Rome-
I cannot tell you how grateful to me is the fact that the sons of my venerated friend and teacher- Wm. L Garrison thought of me- as one of their circle of friends to whom the wonderful story of their Fathers life, should be presented—- I shall value the books beyond measure- and the love and friendship of the sons that prompted the gift in no less degree-
With best love & best wishes to each and all of your family circles- I am
Very sincerely & gratefully
Susan B. Anthony