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Maine woman suffrage petition, 1858

Contributed by Maine State Archives

An 1858 petition, signed mostly by women, asks the Maine Legislature to grant women the right to vote.

Women petitioned for suffrage at both the state and national level until the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave all American women voting rights in 1920.

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  • Title: Maine woman suffrage petition, 1858
  • Creator: Maine Women
  • Creation Date: 1858
  • Subject Date: 1858
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 17.7
  • Local Code: msa00014
  • Collection: Records of the Maine State Legislature
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5795
http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/

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