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National Woman Suffrage Association.
1881 1882
"Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed;" the ballot
is consent. Why should women be governed without her consent?

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Pres. Tenafly, N.J.
Susan B. Anthony, Rochester, N.Y. }Vice-Pres. at Large
Matilda Joslyn Gage, Fayetteville, N.Y. }
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.

The Riggs House,
Washington, Jan 18, 1884

My honored Friend and
Honorary Vice President of the N.W.S.A.
How happy I shoud be if we might have
your presence at our coming National Convention as
per enclosed call--But if that may not be--may
we not hope that you will be with us in letter and
spirit and material aid, and thereby give us the
weight of your good name, good word, and good
dollars to help our good cause along.
We are to publish a pamphlet report of
the proceedings, with the letters and State reports from
the old world and the new--the speeches and discuss
ions etc--and shall place a copy thereof on every Congress
man's desk--send one to every member of our Association,
and keep it as the document [underlined][for this? paper torn]
years to send to

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This is on letter-head, which I can't reproduce, so I typed the text without formatting.
there are two hand-written notes at the top---one says, "the year of her death", the other "dictated by S.B.A.
Anneke died in 1884.
I think this is the front page of the following letter