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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.

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.

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.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 04033078

Online Format

  • online text
  • image
  • pdf

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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/>.