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An anonymous writer advocates women's rights in the 1846 constitution.

'Agricola's' Views on Rights of Married Women [February 27, 1847]


The draft of the 1846 state constitution provoked widespread debate throughout Wisconsin, especially over the provision giving property rights to married women. Newspapers throughout the state contained articles, editorials, and letters on both sides of the issue. In this letter from "Agricola," the author, most likely a woman, explains why she supports the provision and refutes the notion that it will lead to dissension between husbands and wives.

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Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848
Creator: 'Agricola'
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 28 (Madison, 1920): 360-362
Citation: Agricola. "'Agricola's' Views on Rights of Married Women [February 27, 1847]." Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 28 (Madison, 1920): 360-362; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=56; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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