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Title
Woman suffrage : the argument of Carrie S. Burnham before Chief Justice Reed, and Associate Justices Agnew, Sharswood and Mercur, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in banc, on the third and fourth of April, 1873 ; with an appendix containing the opinion of Hon. George Sharswood and a complete history of the case ; also, a compilation of the laws of Pennsylvania touching the rights of women.
Other Title
Citizen suffrage
Summary
Carrie S. Burnham tried to vote in the state of Pennsylvania in 1871. This pamphlet concerns her arguments before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania about why she was entitled to vote. In addition to Burnham's argument, it also contains the opinion of Justice Sharswood and a brief history of the laws of Pennsylvania regarding women. The case revolved around the use of the word "freemen," which, Burnham argued, applied to her; the court disagreed. Further, Sharswood argued that citizenship did not entitle one to the franchise; so, although women were citizens, their condition of citizenship did not automatically entitle them to vote.
Contributor Names
Burnham, Carrie S. (Carrie Sylvester), 1838-1909.
Sharswood, George, 1810-1883.
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947, former owner.
National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
Philadelphia : Citizen's Suffrage Association, 1873.
Subject Headings
-  Women--Suffrage--Pennsylvania
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
112 p. ; 23 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
KF4895.Z9 B8
JK1881 .N357 sec. VII, no. 1, #8 25 cm. Inscribed by Susan B. Anthony. Bookplate: library, Carrie Chapman Catt. Gift of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Nov. 1, 1938.
Library of Congress Control Number
04033078
Language
english
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Carrie S. Burnham tried to vote in the state of Pennsylvania in 1871. This pamphlet concerns her arguments before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania about why she was entitled to vote. In addition to Burnham's argument, it also contains the opinion of Justice Sharswood and a brief history of the laws of Pennsylvania regarding women. The case revolved around the use of the word "freemen," which, Burnham argued, applied to her; the court disagreed. Further, Sharswood argued that citizenship did not entitle one to the franchise; so, although women were citizens, their condition of citizenship did not automatically entitle them to vote.
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Chicago citation style:

Burnham, Carrie S, George Sharswood, Carrie Chapman Catt, and National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection. Woman suffrage: the argument of Carrie S. Burnham before Chief Justice Reed, and Associate Justices Agnew, Sharswood and Mercur, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in banc, on the third and fourth of April,; with an appendix containing the opinion of Hon. George Sharswood and a complete history of the case ; also, a compilation of the laws ofPennsylvania touching the rights of women. Philadelphia: Citizen's Suffrage Association, 1873. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/04033078/.

APA citation style:

Burnham, C. S., Sharswood, G., Catt, C. C. & National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection. (1873) Woman suffrage: the argument of Carrie S. Burnham before Chief Justice Reed, and Associate Justices Agnew, Sharswood and Mercur, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in banc, on the third and fourth of April,; with an appendix containing the opinion of Hon. George Sharswood and a complete history of the case ; also, a compilation of the laws ofPennsylvania touching the rights of women. Philadelphia: Citizen's Suffrage Association. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/04033078/.

MLA citation style:

Burnham, Carrie S, et al. Woman suffrage: the argument of Carrie S. Burnham before Chief Justice Reed, and Associate Justices Agnew, Sharswood and Mercur, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in banc, on the third and fourth of April,; with an appendix containing the opinion of Hon. George Sharswood and a complete history of the case ; also, a compilation of the laws ofPennsylvania touching the rights of women. Philadelphia: Citizen's Suffrage Association, 1873. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/04033078/>.

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