Masthead: The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project

Petition for Universal Suffrage

1866

Now within the congressional records preserved in the National Archives in Washington, this petition from Stanton, Anthony, Lucy Stone, and other activists in New York City urged Congress to enfranchise women and black men at the same time. Congressman Thaddeus Stevens submitted the petition on 29 January 1866.

Suffrage Petition