An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the Charge of Illegal Voting eBook

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in the Congress of the United States, to-wit:  a Representative in the Congress of the United States for the State of New York at large, and a Representative in the Congress of the United States for the twenty-ninth Congressional District of the State of New York, said first election district of said eighth ward, of said city of Rochester, being then and there a part of said twenty-ninth Congressional District of the State of New York, did knowingly, wrongfully and unlawfully vote for a candidate for Representative in the Congress of the United States for the State of New York at large, and for a candidate for Representative in the Congress of the United States for said twenty-ninth Congressional District, without having a lawful right to vote in said first election district (the said Susan B. Anthony being then and there a person of the female sex,) as she, the said Susan B. Anthony then and there well knew, contrary to the form of the statute of the United States of America in such case made and provided, and against the peace of the United States of America and their dignity.

          RichardCrowley,

          Attorney of the United States,
          For the Northern District Of New York.

(Endorsed.) Jan. 24, 1873.

Pleads not guilty.

          RichardCrowley,
          U.S.  Attorney.

United states
circuit court.

Northern District of New York.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

       vs.

Susan B. Anthony.

* * *

HonWard Hunt, Presiding.

* * *

Appearances.

For the United States: 

          HonRichard Crowley
          U.S.  District Attorney.

For the Defendant: 

          HonHenry R. Selden
          John Van Voorhis, ESQ.

Tried at Canandaigua.  Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17th and 18th, 1873, before Hon. Ward Hunt, and a jury.

Jury impanneled at 2:30 P.M.

Mr. Crowley opened the case as follows: 

May it please the Court and Gentlemen of the Jury

On the 5th of November, 1872, there was held in this State, as well as in other States of the Union, a general election for different officers, and among those, for candidates to represent several districts of this State in the Congress of the United States.  The defendant, Miss Susan B. Anthony, at that time resided in the city of Rochester, in the county of Monroe, Northern District of New York, and upon the 5th day of November, 1872, she voted for a representative in the Congress of the United States, to represent the 29th Congressional District of this State, and

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