Address to the Legislature of New York, adopted by the State Woman's Rights Convention, held at Albany, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 14 and 15, 1854.

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Title

Address to the Legislature of New York, adopted by the State Woman's Rights Convention, held at Albany, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 14 and 15, 1854.

Description

Speech delivered by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, discussing the legal position of women in American society. She argues for women's right to vote; married women's property rights; for the for the right of women to serve as jurors; for fair inheritance and tax laws for widows; for women's rights to share in custody of their children; and for the right of women to have an education.

Stanton was not permitted to deliver the address in person and had fifty thousand copies of the speech printed and distributed to members of the New York State Legislature. She sold the rest as tracts.

Date

1854

Subject

New York (State) Legislature
New York State Suffrage Society
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--New York (State)
Women--Political activity
Woman's Rights Convention, (1854: Albany, N.Y.)

Creator

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902

Publisher

Albany : Weed, Parsons and Company

Format

19 p.

Language

English

Identifier

ALMS.1854.01

Original Format

Speeches (documents)
Tracts (documents)

Physical Dimensions

23 cm.

URL

Text available through National Park Service Women's Rights National Historic Park

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