Quotation by Anna Garlin Spencer

The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order.
Anna Garlin Spencer (1851–1931), U.S. minister and suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 18, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902).

Speaking before the thirtieth annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held February 13-19, 1898, in Washington, D.C. Spencer was a representative from Rhode Island.
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