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Women’s Rights, Married Women

1852   Married Women's Property Act, 1852. This was the first New Jersey law reforming married women's property rights.  

1857   Report of the Assembly Committee on Women's Rights, 1857. A response to the petition of Harriet M. LaFetra. 

1858   Lucy Stone's Protest of Taxation Without Representation.

1868   Petition to the New Jersey Legislature from Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell.  A letter on woman suffrage and property rights, 1868.  

1868   Report of the Judiciary Committee of the New Jersey Assembly, April 9,1868. This report denies the Stone and Blackwell petition for woman suffrage and property rights. 

1925   "How New Jersey Laws Discriminate Against Women"  flyer published by the National Woman's Party, 1925.  

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