From the Shenandoah Herald (Woodstock, Va.), 12/25/1891, p. 2, c. 1

Several days ago Miss E. L. Van Lew, ex-postmaster of the city of Richmond, paid her taxes to City Treasurer Childrey. Before doing so she wrote the following protest on a sheet of the office paper: “Considering it a crime to tax women without representation, I enter my protest against the payment of this and all other tax bills.”

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