Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, March 28, 1901
INTERRUPTED. By woman newspaper reporter of
N. Y. Journal
Well — — no it is not well.
INTERRUPTED. With a cup of tea. By Aileen, who wants to know whether I have finished that letter to you I began two weeks ago. She has been in a number of times since and finds me always at work on it.
Much interested in your ideas concerning “not universal suffrage — but universal suffrage with two conditions only” — Education — and labor. A certain amount of education and a certain amount of property earned by the voter (not inherited or possessed excepting by the labor of the individual. I would like to expand on this subject but won't.) Shall simply say that I don't agree with you at all.
That people who were entirely uneducated cannot vote as intelligently as those who are goes without saying, but to my mind that is no reason why we should disfranchise, but it is a reason why we should educate. I have no doubt that a man who has never had a gun in his hand would be less able to come near the bulls eye