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This Is the First State Election

This is the first State election and naturally rather exciting & extremely interesting considering the womens vote and the vote for Presidential electors and the free silver question is making things very different from the usual regulation elections– I was at headquarters again and again & news coming in from the several counties and also from states. (3 November 1896)

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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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