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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About This Item

  • Title: Maine woman suffrage petition, 1858
  • Creator: Maine Women
  • Creation Date: 1858
  • Subject Date: 1858
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 22.5 cm x 17.7 cm
  • Local Code: msa00014
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5790

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