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Miss Anthony Greeted Me Warmly

[In Washington, DC:] The first thing after I came to the Riggs house I saw Miss [Susan B.] Anthony she greeted me warmly and invited me to her room. . . . Br. [John T.] Caine immediately expressed a desire that I should see the Presidents sister Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland. which was really the very pith of the errand upon which I had come to the Capital. (28 January 1886)

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The diaries of Emmeline B. Wells provide a window into the life of one of the most influential Latter-day Saint women in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the diaries she is both historymaker, as she meets with presidents and works with national suffrage leaders, and historian, as she documents noteworthy events, daily interactions with her family and members of her community, and her adversities and faith. The diaries are a record of her perceptions and philosophies, and they are valuable not only to historians but also to those simply curious about this remarkable woman and the time in which she lived.

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