Quotation by Susan B. Anthony

In 1872 I received a request like this and I did register and vote, for which I was arrested, convicted and fined $100. Excuse me if I decline to repeat the experience.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 62, by Ida Husted Harper (1908).

Written to a political committee in 1902 upon receipt of a post card reminding her to register to vote; it had been sent to S. B. Anthony under the erroneous assumption that, as head of household, "S. B." must be a man. Her message was widely reprinted by newspapers, one headlining its front-page story: "Susan B. Anthony Scores One." (Anthony had refused to pay the $100 fine imposed upon her thirty years earlier, because she did not recognize her action as properly illegal.).
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