Quotation by Mary F. Eastman

Can you conceive what it is to native-born American women citizens, accustomed to the advantages of our schools, our churches and the mingling of our social life, to ask over and over again for so simple a thing as that "we, the people," should mean women as well as men; that our Constitution should mean exactly what it says?
Mary F. Eastman, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4 ch. 5, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902).

Speaking before the eighteenth annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held February 17-19, 1886, in Washington, D.C. Eastman was from Massachusetts.
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