The will of the entire people is the true basis of republican government, and a free expression . . . by the public vote of all citizens, without distinctions of race, color, occupation, or sex, is the only means by which that will can be ascertained.
Source: As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch.23,by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage, 1882.
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