Letter : Robert Whitehouse, President, Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine, to Mr. E.N. Merrill, Skowhegan, Maine. August 16, 1917

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Title

Letter : Robert Whitehouse, President, Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine, to Mr. E.N. Merrill, Skowhegan, Maine. August 16, 1917

Description

Letter from Robert Whitehouse, President of the Men's Equal Suffrage League, to Edward Merrill, Maine State Senator and a member of the League's executive committee. Treathouse requests Merrill arrange suffrage meetings in Somerset County in places where there might be the greatest need and for which the League could send speakers.

In 1917, the Maine Suffrage Amendment was defeated by a vote of 40,000 to 20,000. In 1919, Maine became the third New England state to ratify the federal amendment and when a referendum vote was held, Maine women won the right to vote in presidential elections.

Date

1917-08-16

Subject

Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine
Merrill, Edward Newton
Referendum
Whitehouse, Robert Treat, 1870-
United States--Maine--Portland
United States--Maine--Skowhegan
Women--Suffrage--Maine

Creator

Whitehouse, Robert Treat, 1870-

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1917.19

Coverage

Maine

Original Format

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Dimensions

21.5 x 28 cm.

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