“Rights of Women in Kansas,” Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, August 4, 1859, p. 2: 4.
Buffalo (NY) Commercial
Lowell Daily Citizen & News
Rights of Women in Kansas
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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Rights of Women in Kansas – The Kansas constitutional convention has made sundry concessions to the fair sex, or, otherwise, have imposed upon it new burdens and responsibilities. A a provision has been adopted giving females an equal voice in all matters pertaining to the common schools. They are also allowed equal property rights with males, and equal authority in the management of children during their minority is granted to husband and wife. Much of this reform is due to Mrs Mary Grove Nichols, who has been very active in the lobby. The experiments thus made are not very hazardous, and are, in the main, consonant with just ideas of the sphere of woman. – Buffalo Commercial.