By Jane Gardam
‘I should inform you at first that i'm no longer fairly common having had a violent event on the age of nine'
Jessica Vye's 'violent experience' colours her schooldays and her response to the area round her- a confining global of Order Marks, wartime regulations, viyella clothes, nicely-restrained essays and dusty tea retailers. For Jessica she has been informed that she is 'beyond all attainable doubt', a born author. along with her lack of ability to comply, her absolute compulsion to inform the reality and her commitment to appropriately noting her reports, she is familiar with this besides. yet what she doesn't understand is that the reviews that maintain and enhance her burgeoning expertise will someday result in a brand new- and completely unforeseen- fact.
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L. T. 53 Their comments were followed by equally enthusiastic articles in the Deseret News and Ogden Junction by LDS apostles George Q. Cannon and Franklin D. Richards. Shortly thereafter, the territorial legislature considered the measure, and Alexander follows the legislative process of the bill, noting the discussion, amendments, and final approval by the legislative assembly along with acting governor S. A. Mann's reluctant signing of the bill. When this progressive action on the part of the Utah legislative assembly did not provide the results anticipated by anti-polygamists, their enthusiasm for woman suffrage in Utah waned, Alexander found, and even provoked an anti-Utah woman suffrage movement.
Woman's Place Is in the Constitution: The Struggle for Equal Rights in Utah in 1895 JEAN BICKMORE WHITE 221 14. Schism in the Sisterhood: Mormon Women and Partisan Politics, 18901900 CAROL CORNWALL MADSEN 245 15. "I Care Nothing for Politics": Ruth May Fox, Forgotten Suffragist EDITED BY LINDA THATCHER 273 16. Gentle Persuaders: Utah's First Women Legislators JEAN BICKMORE WHITE 291 Epilogue: Woman Suffrage in Utah (1902) HEBER M. WELLS, GOVERNOR OF UTAH 309 Chronology of Woman Suffrage in Utah COMPILED BY KATHRYN L.
Van Wagenen concludes that it was not an unusual demonstration of egalitarianism that prompted legislative action but rather the realization of the usefulness of enfranchised women in maintaining Mormon practices and policies against threatening federal legislation. Among the elite female leadership in Salt Lake City none was more prominent than Eliza R. Snow, enjoying a position and prestige in the community held by no other LDS woman. One of the women who had attended the January 1870 meeting and one of two women selected in that meeting to go to Washington to plead for religious rights (a trip which did not materialize), Eliza R.
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