Alice Thacher Post to Ellen McGregor Maury Slayden, January 26, 1915


Extract of letter from Mrs. Louis F. Post to Mrs. Slayden, dated Jan. 26, 1915.

"It seems to me that the logical position of the Woman's Peace Party requires the suffrage plank. The whole sense of the existence of the Party is that women have a right to have a word on questions of war and peace. The natural way for woman to have her word is thru the ballot. If she doesn't approve of the use of the ballot she must rely on the use of personal influence. The place to use personal influence is in the regular peace societies, like the American Peace Society, of which you as well as I are a member. Now this view of organization is not forcing the suffrage, but it cannot well ignore it altogether."

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