A group expresses their opposition to women's rights
The Rights of Married Women - Exemption of Property from Forced Sale.
The 1846 draft of the state constitution allowed married women to own property, a provision that ignited fierce debate. In this article from the Madison Express, an unidentified group expresses their staunch opposition to allowing women to vote, hold office, or own property. Their letter begins at the bottom of the page that opens from the links below.
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The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848
|Pub Data: ||Madison Express (8 December 1846). Reprinted in Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 28 (Madison, 1920): 174-175.
|Citation: ||"The Rights of Married Women - Exemption of Property from Forced Sale." Madison Express (8 December 1846). Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 28 (Madison, 1920): 174-175;
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