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Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War Letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee

Many of the women who had been active in the suffrage movement in the 1860s and 1870s continued their involvement over 50 years later. Mary O. Stevens, secretary and press correspondent of the Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War was one such woman. In 1917 she asked the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to help the cause of woman suffrage by explaining, "My father trained me in my childhood days to expect this right. I have given my help to the agitation, and work[ed] for its coming a good many years."

The Document

Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War Letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee

Record Group 233
Records of the U.S. House of Representatives
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