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Petition of the Women of Utah

Petition from the Women of Utah to the Senate and  the House of Representatives (detail)
On January 4, 1896, the Territory of Utah was admitted to the Union as the 45th state. Dated December 17, 1875, this is a petition signed by 22,626 women of Utah and presented to Congress, requesting statehood for the Territory of Utah.

More Petitions for Statehood in the Center for Legislative Archives

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