N. P. Women's Christian Temperance Union? ], [1884?]. Item #2042
9 5/8” x 5¾”. Single sheet printed both sides. Very good: light wear, a couple faint creases and tiny closed tears. An essay on suffrage by Mary B. Willard, sister-in-law of Frances Willard, who was editor of the WCTU's Illinois chapter's newspaper, The Signal. She detailed attempts to get the Illinois legislature to pass laws related to saloon licenses, lamenting that they did not pass because women could not vote. She then described attempts at legislation on the local level, writing, “like the women of persistence, ingenuity and patience that we are, we set about 'climbing up some other way.' ” We think this may be an offprint of a longer essay by Willard, “The story of a great conviction, or, Why the W. C. T. U. Of Illinois seeks the ballot” published by the WCTU in 1884 as part of an 11 leaflet series on temperance. OCLC locates five copies. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.