Comments on: Dead presidents for a problem involving a dead president: a history mystery at the Virginia Historical Society http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:41:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-867065 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:55:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-867065 I don’t know–you might re-send it with a note saying that your e-mail has been acting up, just in case.

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By: Doris Rosen http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-867059 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:45:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-867059 I sent the message as directed but I’m not sure it didn’t go astray, my email was acting oddly. Is there any way to find if it went there?

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-866628 Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:13:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-866628 Doris–I hope you sent this in to the VHS!

Awesome. How funny if the answer were hiding in plain sight in a recent book!

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By: Doris Rosen http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-866625 Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:59:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-866625 “I refer you to a book I recently read by Joyce Appleby – Inheriting the Revolution. She relates how Albert Gallatin when asked to suggest cabinet members ventured to say that perhaps it would be useful to consider women for a cabinet position. He then received Jefferson’s testy reply.”

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By: Mamie http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-866026 Sun, 28 Aug 2011 03:25:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-866026 I don’t know enough about the political discussions of this period to make a legitimate stab at an answer, but I did take note of the date. 1807 is the year New Jersey repealed the provision in its constitution that allowed unmarried women of property to vote.

The debate over woman suffrage in New Jersey reached a new peak in 1806-1807. Was concern about women voters seeking public office part of the discussion? If so, Gallatin might have made a reference (possibly humorous–the voting women of New Jersey tended to be Federalists), and this was Jefferson’s reply.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-865768 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:02:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-865768 @greenconsciousness, thats a softball, not a mystery! We got the vote…

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By: Tanya Roth http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-865576 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 02:58:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-865576 I’ve also passed this on to someone I know who’s been studying early American political appointments/nominations.

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By: Greenconsciousness http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-865547 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 01:09:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-865547 What happened Aug 26th, 1920?

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-865496 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 23:05:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-865496 robyn gets the prize (the secondary prize, for the citation) which is currently unfunded–mostly due to recalcitrance and ideological double-talk on the other side of the proverbial “aisle” in Washington. But a good pickup on the cite.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/26/dead-presidents-for-a-problem-involving-a-dead-president-a-history-mystery-at-the-virginia-historical-society/comment-page-1/#comment-865470 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 22:21:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16326#comment-865470 Thanks, Notorious! I’m glad you spread the word.

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