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Trial of Susan B. Anthony, On the Charge of Illegal Voting

Daily Democrat and Chronicle Book Print
Gift of Mrs. C.H. Dall, 1877

In 1872 Susan B. Anthony was arrested in New York on the charge of illegal voting and fined $100, which she refused to pay. Beverly W. Jones, Edwin T. Marsh, and William B. Hall, the inspectors of election who received Anthony's vote, also stood trial. New York State had criminalized the act of voting by women and sought to prosecute allies as accomplices. Anthony autographed and gifted this copy of the account of the trial to Caroline Healey Dall—a women’s rights advocate who grew up on Beacon Hill and who co-edited The Una, a journal “devoted to the elevation of woman,” in the 1850s.

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Trial of Susan B. Anthony, On the Charge of Illegal Voting