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O. Gossard, owner of a hardware and farm supply store in Oswego, Labette County, wrote this letter to Lucy Johnston regarding the upcoming election to determine whether or not Kansas women would gain universal suffrage. He assured her that he still supported women's suffrage because "every woman in the United States should have the same and Equal rights with every man in the U.S." He also promoted the cause of suffrage at a local meeting of Republicans.

Date: November 2, 1912

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This source is particularly important because it illustrates that men also supported women's suffrage and worked to get women the vote. It also demonstrates that the movement had a broader base of support than just women.

KS:7th:4.1:Women's suffrage (2005)

Item Number: 211256
Call Number: Lucy Brown Johnston Papers (Coll. 61), Box 5, Folder 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211256

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