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At the beginning of the afternoon session, on Friday, April 2, 1858, suffrage was briefly discussed, with Samuel N. Wood moving to strike "male" wherever it occurred in the instrument and "to insert after the word 'he' the words 'or she." The motion failed, but 20 delegates supported what arguably amounted to an equal rights amendment for women. The yeas and nays were recorded.

Date: April 2, 1858

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Item Number: 1202
Call Number: History Constitutions, Journal No. 570
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 1202

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