From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/18/1900, p. 8, c. 3

Paid Taxes Under Protest.

Miss Elizabeth L. Van Lew, who contends that taxation without representation is unjust, and that therefore she, being a woman, should be exempt from taxation, paid her taxes at the City Hall Tuesday. Payment was accompanied by the filing of the following protest:

“Taxes having been demanded of me for the past year, notwithstanding my annual protest against taxation without representation, I again solemnly and earnestly renew my protest against this right, and declare that I believe the practice is criminal and unworthy, and should be corrected in the national, State, and municipal councils without further delay.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “ELIZABETH L. VAN LEW.”

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