Quotation by Rutherford Birchard Hayes

[Lucy's] Aunt Margaret [Boggs] and Miss Sharpe are here on their way to a Woman's Rights Convention in Dayton. My point on this subject is that the proper discharge of the function of maternity is inconsistent with the like discharge of the duties of (the political duties of) citizenship.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 105, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (April 27, 1870).
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