A Letter From Susan B. Anthony

Just ran into this lovely note, in researching something else, from Susan B. Anthony to thanking the Women’s Branch of the Society for Ethical Culture in New York — it’s from about 1900, not dated:

“I remember that during the amendment campaign of 1894 Mrs. Stanton and myself spoke before your society. Then not all of your members felt sure they wanted women to exercise their citizen’s right to vote. I trust by this time every one of you has come to feel the necessity of placing the ballot in the hands of women, if not because of the abstract right of every citizen to hold it, then because the possession of it would enable those employed in the labor market of the world to be paid equally with men for equal work. The very foundation of ethics is justice, therefore the highest ethical culture for women must lie in the direction of securing justice for their own sex.”

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