Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826–1898), U.S. suffragist, Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and herself (1886).
Speaking before the U. S. House of Representatives on March 31, 1876, as President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Gage was alluding to the common anti-suffrage argument that women might not vote wisely.