WOMAN SUFFRAGE AND THE MARRIAGE RELATION; (offprint) To the Editor of the [Hartford] Courant (ca.1870).

Single sheet (24 x 4 in.) on newsprint (some water stained in the margin), a very good copy. Scarce. Item #16574

The History of Woman Suffrage (vol.II, p. 327) notes: "Mrs. [Isabella] Hooker was ably sustained in her ... position by her husband, a prominent lawyer of the state. Being equally familiar with civil and canon law ... he was well equipped to meet opponents of the reform at every point. While Mrs. Hooker held meetings in churches and school-houses through the state, her husband in his leisure hours sent the daily press articles on the subject. And thus their united efforts stirred the people of the state." In this letter, Hooker argues that easier divorce laws are not a demand of the woman suffrage movement and that it is only Mrs Stanton who wants to change the divorce laws. He argues that the issue of divorce will remain the same whether there is woman suffrage or not.

Price: $25.00

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