Handbill[Women's Suffrage]. Petition of H.C. Ingersoll Praying that the Right of Suffrage be Granted to Women in the Distrcit of Columbia. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, Two-sided handbill. H.C. Ingersoll gave this statement to Congress to advocate that the genteel women of D.C. be granted the right to vote. Ingersoll implores the 41st Congress, "we ask that the suffrage be given to those women of the District of Columbia who can read and write intelligently; who are possessed of property enough to provide a substitute in war; have never been convicted of crime, and pursue no unlawful vocation as a means of living." Has some minor edgewear on left side and some cataloging markings, not affecting text. Overall, this handbill is very good condition and early suffrage material from 1870 has become scarce.