October 28, 1888
”Would Women Use the Ballot?”
Should the right of suffrage be extended to women, I am very sure that I for one should sit by the fire on election day while my cook and laundress voted. I do not believe that I should be any more conscientious or faithful to my duty in this matter than are the majority of educated American men in our cities, who now leave the control of the primary elections and the polls to men who are neither educated nor American.
1. Famous women were asked to give “pithy” responses to this question.