Washington, D.C.-The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives Receiving a Deputation of Female Suffragists, January 11th-A Lady Delegate Reading Her Argument in Favor of Woman's Voting, on the Basis of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Constitutional Amendments
On January 11, 1871, entrepreneur and woman suffrage advocate Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to address a congressional committee. In her remarks she declared that the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments granted women the right to vote. She attempted to cast her ballot in a New York election that November, as did woman suffrage advocate Anna Whitehead Bodeker in Richmond.
Harper's Weekly, February 4, 1871, p. 349
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January 11, 1871
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