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PRicginEN'r—MISS LAURA CLAY, 78 North Broadway, Lexington.
3?? " FIRST Viei: PRICSII)I£N'I‘—i\IRS. MARY B. CLAY, , . Richmond.
g 3 Smoxn —MRS. MARY CRAMER, . Lexington.
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' ' ‘ 7‘3 RECORDING SECRE'i‘ARV—MRS. MARY RITCHIE MCKEE, Richmond.
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LIST OF OFFICERS OF THE LOCAL ASSOClATlONS. Pres
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FAYET'I‘E EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION. '
President—Miss LAURA CLAY, . . . Lexington. Pré’d
Vice-Rresident—MRs. MARY CRAMER, . . . “ Vice
Corresponding Secreiary—-l\/IRs. NINA HALSEV, . “ Cor;
Recording Secretagx—B’Ilss MARY HAMILTON, . , -‘ Rea
Treasurer—MISS ZELINDA NRYILL, . . . H Tre.
RENTON COUNTY EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCI:\'1'I(‘)N.
Presideni—MRS. EUGENIA B. FARMER, . . Covington. P’IE‘
Vice—Presiden/ —MRs. CHARLES RonoiaRs, . . .. V“
Recordingr Secretmy—Mlss KATHERINE Y OUNG, . “ A)“
Treasurer—MRS. ISABELLA H. SH ICI’ARJ), . . “ 77"
LOUISVILLE EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIA'I‘ION.
President—MR5. SusAN L. AVERY, . . Louisville, PW
Vice Presidcni—IMRS. C. A. LICECH, . . . “ 7”
Corresponding Seeretagr—-r\"liss CARoLiNi: LEI“, . ‘~'
Recordingr Secretary—Mm. MARY F. HIIHEARI), . “ Pre
Treasurer—MRS. \V. H. BRADHURY, . . . “ See
MADISON COUNTY EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION. TH
Presideni—M Rs. SARAH CLAY BJALNNE’H', . . Richmond.
Recording Secreimj/»—MRS. K. C. \V](,‘.GOE\'S, , . N
Treasurer—Mm. LUCY MCCANN, . . . “
CAMPBELL COUNTY EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIA'I‘ION.
President—MM MARY i\IU<;oi;Rmolc, , . Newport.
First Vice—President——MRs. T. L. BEAL‘Ro'J'H. . I “
Second Vice—Presideni—Mits. MARY K. jonas, . “
Corresponding Secretary—DR. KATHERINE ROI-ZI:L'CK ~ H
Recording Secretary—Miss MARY E.Wooi), . . “
Treasurer—Mm. MARY GILRER, . . . “

' JESSAMINE COUNTY EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.
Presidenl—l’RoI". T. W. SHANNON, . . Wilmorc,
Secretary—MRS. S. H. SAWYER, . . . “
Treasurer—MRS. MARY HANDY, . . . “

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KENTUCKY l‘iQUAI. RIGHTS ASSOCIA'I'IOX. _,
PADUCAH EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.
Prcsz'a’an—Mks. DOROTHY KoriitR, . . I’aducah
Corrcifondi'ng' Secretary—Mm. C. I... .\lii.i.i-:R, . “
Raom’mg ScorelaUI—M Rs. Ri.)\\'ir.i\'.-\ Ri\'i;Rs, . . “
Treasurer—MR3. ELIZA l’URViMR, . . . “
OWENSBORO EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.

1, President—Mm. MARY SIIH’P, . . . Owensboro.
l/’z'co-[’7'osz'dc’2zl—i\liss ELLA _lI“.\\‘l€I.I., . . . “
Corroc/mndz'vzg' SoarMay—Miss CA‘I‘HICRINIC FUQUA, “
Recording Socrotmgr—Mks. F_\.\'Nv Haves, . . “
Treasurer—Mm. SARAH HiaAVRiN, . . . “

GLASGOW EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.

,_ President—MRS. j. C. E\'.\.\'s, . . . Glasiiow.
Vice—Prosidont—h‘l Rs. MARTHA \Vooi), . . . “
Recording SecretaUr—A'Iiss l\1AUl)I~‘. jommx, . . “
Treasurer—MM. EMMA PRI’I‘CHARD, . . . “

BOWLING GREEN EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.
3 President—AIRS. l.II)A C. OBENCHAIN, . . Bowling Green.
-. Tl‘eaSItI’e’l‘flAlRS. CARRii; MITCHELL, . . “
COVINGTON EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.
Presz‘a’ml—AIRS. jiger‘iia LiUH'i'i‘oo'i', . . Covington.
Secretary—AIRS. KATIE l\IARSHALI., . . . “
Treasurer—MRS. ELLA ELLisox, . . . "
1_ S'l‘A'l’E MEMBERS.
MRS. S. M. l‘lIIllllARl), Hickman.
MRs. S. G. HCMI’HREYS, Versailles.
MRs. S. M. GoonRNmH'i‘, Frankfort.
t MRS. l\lAR\' R. PATI‘TCRSON, Lancaster.
' M115. E. H. CATCHING, Washington, I). C.
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EXECUTIVE COiVIMIT'I‘EE MEETING. 3
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. LEXiNG'i'ON, Kin, November 28, 1894. R
An Executive Committee meeting was held at the residence of Miss ri;
Laura Clay. Meeting opened with prayer by Mrs. Farmer. The Cor- d:
responding Secretary was instructed to notify Mr. E. \V. Bagby, 0f 0
I‘aducah, of his appointment as Superintendent of Political Study in fo
the place of Mrs. A. Harrison, who declined to serve. 3
One hundred copies of the National Minutes were sent by Mrs. vi
Upton (Treasurer of the National Woman Suffrage Association) to Miss
Clay, of the Southern Committee, for distribution. 1’
The Kentucky Executive Committee dec1ded to distribute copies to M
members of the association and others free, or for a small amount to SI
defray freight expense.
It was decided that where there were Equal Rights Associations in . [l
the third and fourth class cities, that the work for amending their chart~ w
ers for school suffrage be left to them. 01
Adjourned. ti
EUGENIA B. FARMER, Secretary pro tem. w
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i KENTUCKY EQUAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION. 2
i Tuesday Morning, December ioth, 1895.
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‘ lhe plan of Work Committee, conSisting of Executive Committee :33
and Superintendents of Departments, met in joint session to lay out a
3 plan of work to suggest to the Convention. ti
3 Adjourned. S3
i TUESDAY AFTERNOON. ti
1 Meeting opened With Scripture reading by Miss Clay and prayer by ‘
‘. Mrs. Farmer. 5:
. The Recording Secretary, l’r. Sarah M.Siewers, beinibr absent, Mrs. 3 ‘1
M. K. Stockwell, of Lexington, was elected Secretary pro tem.
The President announced the following (ommittees : . » (3
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Mrs. Farmer. Mrs. Shepard. Mrs. Charles.
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FINANCE. .1
Miss Morgan. Mrs. Shepard. Miss Wood.
. PUBLICATION. I
Mrs. J. L. McKee. Mrs. Farmer. Miss Morgan.
counrzsms.
Miss Belle Bennett. Mrs. Gibson.
AUDITORS
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The privileges of the floor were extended to all present to take part
in the discussions.
The minutes of the Executive Committee were read and accepted.
. Report of the Credential Committee read with instructions regarding the
liss rights and privileges of delegates. The Convention was composed of
for- delegates from Covington, Newport, Lexington, Richmond, Wilmore,
Of Owensboro and Versailles. The Convention proceeded to discuss the
in following recommendations of the plan of Work Committee:
1st. That the Association continue the school suffrage work, with a
lrs. view to asking for full school suffrage from the next Legislature. Adopted.
liss 2nd. That we vigorously continue the work to raise the “ Age of
Protection for Girls.” The Committee, consisting of Mrs. jones and
;t0 Mrs. Humphreys, were continued, with the addition of Mrs.» M. K.
t to Stockwell, of Lexington, and Mrs, J. 1,. McKee. Adopted.
3rd. That we continue to work for Houses of Reform and urge
sin , the appointment of women on the Board of Managers. Mrs. Charles
art was continued as Chairman of this Committee. Adopted, and the mode
of proceeding to be left to her discretion. It was decided to secure pe-
titions from as many cities as was practicable. Miss Wood, of Newport,
. volunteered to circulate petitions in Newport, Covington, Ludlow, llelle-
vue and Dayton. Mrs Clay and Mrs. \Viggons in Richmond. It was
315 expected that the Humane Society of Covington would send in a large
petition: also the Philanthropic department of the Woman’s Club of
Central Kentucky.
- 4th. That the State and local constitutions be revised and a coin-
tee mittee'be appointed therefor.- Adopted. Mrs. Farmer, Mrs. Sawyer
t a and Miss (,lay were the committee. .
5th. Moved that the teachers in the schools be requested to teach
that there is no sex in intellect, ability, salary, right or wrong, or in
suffrage, and local associations also were requested to see the teachers in
their localities. Adopted.
by 6th. Moved that the local associations take up the department of
Study in Political Science as proposed by the National Association.
lrs. , Adopted.
7th. That the Kentucky Equal Rights Association petition the
. _ Governor to appoint a woman on the Board of Education of the State
Agricultural and Mechanical College. Adopted.
. 8th. Moved to continue the Free Lecture Bureau. Adopted.
les. Mrs. Stockwell having resigned as Secretary of the Convention,
‘ Mrs. McKee, of Danville, was elected in her place, with Mrs. \Viggons
as Assistant Secretary.
Dd‘ . TUESDAY EVENING.
Prayer—Rev. (i. W. Young.
an. Annual Address—Miss Laura Clay.
PLAN 01“ WORK.
' Wednesday Morning, December 11th, 1895.
Meeting opened with prayer by Mrs. Mary 1.. McKee. .
The President read a letter from Mrs J. 1i. Henry, in which she
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suggests that we press for Presidential suffrage and co-guardianship of to
fathers and mothers of minor children. J01

I. It was moved that we press the claims of mothers for co—
guardianship with fathers of minor children in the next General Assem-
bly. Carried.

2. It was moved that we continue to urge upon the General
Assembly to make mandatory the appointment of assistant women physi- the
cians in the Insane Asylums of the State. Carried. dei

3. It was moved that we petition the General Assembly to extend
municipal suffrage to women. A number of delegates took part in the wit
discussion. Motion lost.

4. It was moved that we petition the General Assembly to grant
to women the right to vote for Presidential electors. Carried.

5. It was moved that we invite Mr. Henry B. Blackwell, of Mas-
sachusetts, to address the General Assembly on Presidential suffrage for
women. Carried.

6. It was moved that we petition the General Assembly to submit
a constitutional amendment to the people to strike out the word .. male”
in the election clause of the constitution. After considerable discussion
the following substitute was Offered: That we petition theGeneral Assem-
bly to submit a constitutional amendment to the people that will allow
the General Assembly to grant woman’s suffrage at its discretion. .\mend-‘

, merit carried.
‘ Wednesday Afternoon, December irlh.

‘ Convention opened.

Mrs. Sawyer conducted the devotional exercises, using for the basis -

l of her remarks the 11th chapter of 1st Corinthians, and concluding with
, prayer.
The retiring Secretary, Mrs. Stoekwell, read the minutes of yester-
i day’s meeting.

It was moved that all discussions be expnnged from the minutes.
Carried.

After correction the minutes were adopted.

It was moved that at 3 o'clock we hold a Memorial Service for the
members we have lost by death during the past year. Carried.

Mrs. Farmer, Corresponding Secretary, read the report of State .
work, including reports Irom Owensboro, Padncah, Richmond, Louis-
ville, Newport, Lexington. Covington Colored Organization, Covington;
Wihnore and Glasgow. Report accepted.

Memorial hour.

Mrs. Farmer read the list of those removed by death during the
past year. Tributes of respect and appreciation were paid by several
members of the Convention. it was

Resolved, That in the death of Mrs. Esther Somers, Mrs. Charity
\Varner, Miss Georgia Thurston, Mrs. li‘rank Hunt and Mrs. Ellen
Battelle Dietrick, the State and locals have lost most valuable and efficient
workers, and that this Convention hereby express their warmest sym-

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of to the bereaved ones this action of the Convention, and to the Woman’s
Journal. and spread upon the minutes. _
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Richmond, l{y., December 11th, 1895.
‘al It was moved that a memorial page be reserved in the minutes for
si- the names of these departed members, and be enclosed in a black bor-
der. Carried.
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The Secretary read a letter from Mr. j. j. (ilenn 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.

It 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. Humplireys, 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 Morgan’s paper on “Advancement of
Woman’s 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. lt'armer
be sent to Mrs. Muggeridge.

. Mrs. Mary B. Clay presented a gavel in the following words: “The
Madison County Equal Rights Associaton, the first 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 Ken— _
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 ll. l’orter sent to the Convention $5.00 for legislative
work. This was accepted with thanks.

Adjourned.

' EVENING.

Prayer—Mrs. S. H. Sawyer.

Paper——l\lrs. S. C. Bennett.

Paper—Mrs. S. H. Sawyer. '

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1') KICNTt‘cRY EOL’AL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION.
Thursday Morning, December 12th.
The chairman called the meeting to order promptly at 10. hx‘
Devotional exercises led by Mrs. Sawyer.
Secretary read minutes of yesterday’s meeting. Minutes were (‘or-
rccted and adopted. Mil
Minutes of plan of Work Committee read and the recommendations
. adopted.
Mrs. Shepard read the 'l‘reasurer’s report. It was referred to the
Auditing Committee. Mr
Moved to adopt the following .resolution :
Resolved, That we instruct the Superintendent of Legislative and
Petition Work to correspond with Hon]. S Clarkson, and if prac- )
ticable to secure him for a speech before the General Assembly.” 1‘6
Carried. ,
Report of the National—American Woman Suffrage Executive Com- I‘m
mittee read and accepted.
‘ Moved that a Legislative or Frankfort Committee be appointed by
the Convention. Carried. rec
Moved that the President be made a member of this committee and
have the power to select the other members, excepting the Superintend- '
3 ent of Legislative and Petition work, who already is chairman by virtue Pf“
1.‘ . of her office. Carried. 1‘?
1" The President then nominated Mrs. Farmer, Miss Shipp, Mrs. 1:”-
. Sawyer, Mrs. Mary b'. Clay, Mrs. Isabella H. Shepard. Nominations (‘9
l. were approved. 1)“
Moved that the Corresponding Secretary write to each President of gre
the locals asking that their society be requested to send contributions to
. ‘ help the Frankfort committee pay expenses this winter. Carried.
. Mrs. Farmer read the report of the State Organizer, Accepted.
9 . Report of Free Lecture Bureau read and accepted.
i The Convention then proceeded to the election of officers. The M]
i i following were elected: ”S.
Miss Laura Clay, - - — - < President. :13:
Miss Mary B. Clay, — - - — Vice President. b i
. Mrs. Mary Cramer. ~ ~ - Second Vice President. h“
, Miss Belle H. Bennett, — - - — Third Vice-President. 7..
Mrs. Eugenia B. Farmer, - » - Corresponding Secretary. c151
Mrs. J. L. McKee, - - — ~ Recording Secretary. (in:
Mrs. Isabella H. Shepard, - ~ - - - Treasurer. inf
Adjourned. )
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‘- ‘ AFTERNOON.
Mrs. Sawyer conducted the devotional exercises, Mrs. McKee led AS.
in prayer. . ‘ . . etp
Mrs. Sawyer read the report of the Superintendent of Literature. :1 1,
Accepted. tee
Moved that the delegates to the National Convention be elected by it 1\
acclamation. Carried. leg
The following delegates to the National American Woman’s Suf-
. frage Association Convention were elected: act
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1- Mrs. Sallie Clay Bennett was elected the member of the National
Executive Committee.
iii-:Ligcii'i‘ics.
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Miss Shipp, Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Sawyer,
ions Mrs. Clay, Mrs. Stockwell.
the Al/l‘l-lRNA'l‘liF.
Mrs. Charles. Miss Wood, Mrs. Mitchell,
Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Kogar. ~
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rac- The Auditing Committee reported the 'l‘reasurer‘s account correct.
Report accepted.
Mrs. Farmer read report of Committee on Revision of the Consti»
om- .tution. Accepted.
Revision of By-Laws also accepted.
by Moved that the suggested form of local constitution be adopted as
recommended by the Committee on Revision. Carried.
and The following resolution, offered by Mrs. Bennett, was adopted:
:nd- . Thata memorial shall be written by Mrs. Sallie Clay Bennett in
rtue pursuance of this resolution, which, when signed by the President and
Recording Secretary of this Association, shall be sent to Senator William
i’Irs. Lindsay and Representative james B. McCreary, to be presented to
ions Congress, and that copies of this resolution and memorial shall be
printed and sent by Mrs. Bennett to the honorable members of Con-
t Of gress.
5 ‘0 MEMORIAL.
' WHEREAS, The National-American Woman’s Suffrage Association, of
The which the Kentucky Equal Rights Association is auxiliary, resolved at
its last annual convention to petition Congress to secure to the women of
exit. this Republic, by appropriate legislation, the full rights of citizenship
ent. guaranteed by the Constitution of the United brates; and . ‘
ent \Vi~iici