Womens’ Rights and Taxation

Here is a letter from Harriet Hunt, 32 Green Street, Boston, in which she addresses The Treasurer and Assessors of the City.  It is a protest “against the injustice and inequality of levying taxes upon women, and at the same time refusing them any vote or choice in the imposition and expenditure of the same.”    The item is introduced by the editor, saying:  “It will be easy enough to sneer at this letter, buts its facts and arguments, so clearly and soberly put, will have their effect on candid and thinking men.”  (Liberator, October 22, 1852)

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