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Women Suffrage in Seneca Falls continued In the 1870 Anthony campaigned for womens suffrage for in the West Anthony and her three sisters and another woman was arrested in Rochester in 1872 for voting Anthony refused to pay her cab fare to the police station because she was traveling under protest at the expense of the government She refused to pay bail and applied for habeas corpus but her lawyer paid the bail keeping the case from the supreme court She was indicted in Albany and the Rochester District Attorney asked for a change of venue because a jury might be prejudice in her favor At her trial in Canandaigua in 1873 the judge instructed the jury to find her guilty without talking about it He fined her 100 and made her pay courtroom fees but did not put her in jail when she refused to pay That was denying her the chance to appeal In 1877 she gathered petitions from various states with 10000 signatures but congress laughed at them She appeared before every congress from 1869 to 1906 to ask for the passage of a suffrage amendment Between 1881 and 1885 Anthony Stanton and Matilda Joslin Gage collaborated on and published the history of women suffrage In 1887 two womens suffrage organizations merged as the National American Womans Suffrage Association with Stanton as President and Anthony as Vice-President Anthony became President in 1892 when Stanton retired Anthony campaigned in the west in the 1890s to make sure that new territories where women had the right to vote were not blocked from getting into the Union
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