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9 > Item 9 of Minutes of the Eighth Annual Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, December 10th, 11th and 12th, 1895, Court-House, Richmond, KY.

Part of Kentucky Equal Rights Association minutes and reports

l{l-..\l'Ut.'t\\' i~.ot.\i. muti'rs ASSOCIATIUN t, ____,L_____.c _ The Secretary read a letter from Mr. j. j. Glenn in regard to working for an anticigarette law. It was moved that the members of the Equal Rights Committee in Frankfort shall take opportunities to express themselves in favor of a law forbidding the sale of cigarettes to minors. Carried. It was moved that Mrs. Humphreys and Mrs. jones be continued as special committee on Age of Consent legislation, and that such assistance be given them by the Convention as they deem necessary. Carried. lt was moved that Mrs. Stockwell, of Lexington, and Mrs. M. R. McKee, of Richmond, be added to this committee. Carried. Mrs. Humphreys presented. an appeal that the age of protection for girls be raised. Convention discussed ways and means of raising funds for carrying on this work. $8.75 is subscribed toward placing a copy of the Arena containing symposium on Age of Consent in the hands of members of the legislature. Also discussed the best way of circulating petitions for raising age of consent. Mrs. Sawyer and Mrs. McKee. in connection with their church work, promised to circulate a number of these petitions. A committee, Mrs. Humphreys, Mrs. Stockwell and Mrs. McKee, was appointed by the chairman to confer about petition and put it in proper shape to present to the Convention next day. Carried. Moved that we ask to have the age of consent raised to 2 i. Discussed. Motion lost. Miss Wood read Miss Morgans paper on Advancement of Womans Work in the Public School. Report was accepted. It was resolved, That a vote of thanks be extended to Mrs. Mary Muggeridge for the beautiful gavel presented by her to the Kentucky Equal Rights Association. It was moved that a copy of the resolution offered by Mrs. [farmer be sent to Mrs. Muggeridge. , Mrs. Mary B. Clay presented a gavel in the following words: The Madison County Equal Rights Associaton, the rst organized association in Kentucky, in 1879, in this work, presented to the State Association a gavel made from a tree near the site of the fort built by Daniel Boone, the first white settlement in the State, with the wish, May this gavel soon call the meeting together that celebrates the admission of Ren _ tucky as the next State in which a true democratic government exists where the people, men and women, rule together It was moved that we accept. Carried. Mrs. Susan 1;. Porter sent to the Convention $5.00 for legislative work. This was accepted with thanks. Adjourned. ' EVENING. PrayerMrs. S. H. Sawyer. Paperl\lrs. S. C. Bennett. PaperMrs. S. H. Sawyer. ' 2 \