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With the slave trading blocks practically at his doorstep, Andrews advocated the ending of slavery. In 1839 he moved to the Republic of Texas and practiced law in Houston. Because he continued to condemn slavery, in 1843 a mob attacked his house, and he barely escaped with his life. Soon afterward, he traveled to Britain, where he tried to arrange a loan from the government to finance a plan to free the slaves in Texas. He failed and returned to the United States where he settled in Boston with the goal of making popular a phonetic writing system called phonography.

When she complained, the district school board fired her. Nevertheless, in 1846 she became principal at Canjoharie Academy in Rochester, New York, a position she held until 1850, when she left education. While living with her parents in Rochester, Anthony met some of the leading reformers of the day, including the abolitionists WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, WENDELL PHILLIPS, and FREDERICK DOUGLASS. In 1851 she met AMELIA JENKS BLOOMER and ELIZABETH CADY STANTON at a temperance convention in Seneca Falls, New York.

Taken aback, the male registrars, or inspectors, did not know what to do; as they hesitated, Anthony told them she had voting rights under the New York constitution and the Fourteenth Amendment. She warned that if she were refused, she would sue the inspectors. They debated among themselves for an hour, before finally agreeing to let her register. Newspapers then vilified them for that action. The Rochester Union and Advertiser said, “Citizenship no more carries the right to vote than it carries the power to fly to the moon.

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