Arrested for “being a person of the female sex” and voting

1/24/1873

On November 18, 1872 a deputy U.S. marshal arrested Susan B. Anthony for voting in the 1872 presidential election. She was indicted two months later for voting illegally on November 5, 1872, “being then and there a person of the female sex.” She was convicted in June and sentenced to pay a $100 fine and court costs.

National Archives- Northeast Region (New York), Records of the District Courts of the United States


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