RIGHTS DECLARATIONS AND CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS:
RESOLUTIONS, NATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION WOMAN SUFFRAGE ANNIVERSARY, APOLLO HALL, MEW YORK, MAY 6, 1873.
WHEREAS, This being the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first combined effort of women for the recognition of their civil and political rights; and,
WHEREAS, The demands first publicly promulgated in an obscure village in the State of New York have now spread over the world; therefore,
RESOLVED, That while we congratulate women on the progress of this reform during a quarter of a century, we urge them not to grow discouraged or faint-hearted when obstacles arise in their attack upon hoary wrongs. We remind them that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, and that the nearer we come to victory the stronger will be the effort against us....
RESOLVED, That Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will evermore be held in grateful remembrance as the pioneers in this grandest reform of the age ...
WHEREAS, The underlying principle of our Government is equality of political rights, therefore,
RESOLVED, That in the prosecution and trial of Susan B. Anthony, a citizen of the United States, for having cast a ballot at the last election, the Government of the United States declares it is a crime to vote, thus attempting to undermine the very foundation of the Republic.
RESOLVED, That as in this trial Susan B. Anthony represents one-half of the people, the whole power of the United States is arrayed against ... law-abiding, tax-paying women citizens.
RESOLVED, That the trial of Susan B. Anthony, thought ostensibly involving the political status of woman alone, in reality questions the right of every man to share in the Government; that it is not Susan B. Anthony, or ... women ... who alone are on trial to-day, but it is the Government of the United States, and that as the decision is rendered for or against the political rights of citizenship, so will the men of America find themselves free or enslaved.
RESOLVED, That the decisions of the courts in the case of Mrs. Bradwell, of Illinois, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Webster, of Washington; Mrs. Minor, of St. Louis; Miss Burnham, of Philadelphia, and others, are warnings to the people that their liberties are in danger.
RESOLVED, That it is because women are not voters, and, therefore have no recognized political power, that the members of the Forty-Second Congress, while raising their own salaries ... dared to reject an amendment to the same bill, which proposed to raise the salaries of the women employes of the Government from $900 to $1,200.
RESOLVED, That in the coming Centennial of our nation's birth it is mockery to ask woman to lend a helping hand without some pledge to right her wrongs; what cause has she for rejoicing unless the century shall round out with her enfranchisement, and the old liberty bell ring in equality for all.
RESOLVED, That the report of the Judiciary Committee of the Assembly of ... New York in regard to a property suffrage qualification for women, is one of the signs of awakened thought toward our reform.
RESOLVED, That the rapid advance of Woman's Rights in foreign countries is a subject of congratulation.
WHEREAS, The national Woman Suffrage Association has been requested to send delegates to the International Woman's Rights Congress to be held in Paris in October next; therefore,
RESOLVED, That this Association empower Ernestine L. Rose, Paulina Wright Davis [and three others] to represent our woman suffrage movement [in France] ....