February 15, 1868

An article in the Arkansas Gazette reported that, although Representative Miles Ledford Langley of Arkadelphia (Clark County) had spoken earnestly in support of his view that women needed the right to vote, his remarks caused much laughter. Langley had introduced legislation in the Arkansas General Assembly providing that any citizen twenty-one years old who could read and write in English is entitled to vote and to have equal political rights and privileges. The legislature failed to approve his proposal.

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