99,000 signs Petitions for Emancipation by Women’s Loyal League

The Liberator, January 29, 1864, pg 3  includes a list of the number of signatures to petitions for Immediate Emancipation obtained by The Women’s Loyal League, in different states.  A total of 88,063 signatures from Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Minnesota, West Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, Delaware, Nebraska, and Kentucky.   “To this should be added 2,536 signers of the pledge, total is 90,599…The members of the League may congratulate themselves on the good they have accomplished.”

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