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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffrage, woman. (search)
consin. In Great Britain women vote for some local officers, but not for members of Parliament. In many European countries, in Australia and New Zealand, in Cape Colony, in Canada, and in parts of India women vote on various terms for municipal or school officers. The New York State Association Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women is an organization of women having its headquarters in New York. The executive committee is as follows: Mrs. Francis M. Scott, chairman; Miss Alice Chittenden, Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, Mrs. George White Field, Mrs. Richard Watson Gilder, Mrs. Gilbert E. Jones, Mrs. Elihu Root, Mrs. George Waddington, Mrs. Rossiter Johnson, and Mrs. George Phillips. Mrs. Phillips is secretary, 789 Park Avenue, New York. There are also societies in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon, Iowa, and Washington, and others are being organized. These work to oppose the extension of suffrage in their own States, but last winter combined in sending seven women to appear b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vermont, (search)
y to the admission of Vermont as a State should be the relinquishing of territory east of the Connecticut and west of the present New York State line, Aug. 20, 1781; the legislature dissolves its eastern and western unions......Feb. 22, 1782 Residents of Brattleboro, Guilford, and Halifax, in a petition prepared by Charles Phelps to Governor Clinton, of New York, complain of the Vermont government, and ask New York to assume jurisdiction over Windham county......April 30, 1782 Governor Chittenden commissions Gen. Ethan Allen, Sept. 2, to raise 250 volunteers, and march into Windham county as a posse comitatus to enforce Vermont laws. This force, doubled by volunteers from Windham county, arrests some twenty leaders of the rebellion, Charles Phelps escaping, Sept. 10; these leaders are tried at Westminster and banished from the State......Sept. 11, 1782 First school law; towns are empowered to form school districts and to elect trustees......Oct. 22, 1782 Legislature est