By Kathryn Lasky

As the struggle for women's suffrage heats up, Kathleen"Kat" Bowen will get to take part as her mom and her sister, etc just about her set up and act to win the appropriate to vote.

January 19, 1917
The wood line has been happening for over per week! and folks acknowledged they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has now not damaged. what is extra is information of the wooden is spreading and progressively more ladies are coming from different elements of the district and a few from as distant as
Maryland and Virginia. President Wilson felt so sorry for them within the chilly that he invited them in for espresso yet they refused. They stated they'd purely are available to speak about a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me ponder Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who aid elevate ladies into carriages and over dust puddles--that in fact is the simple half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the challenging part.

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Enable mom see their crossings out. possibly she will in some way feel in the course of the ink what i'm asserting. i've got instructed her a few yet now not all approximately Nell simply because I don’t wish her to fret. i do know Father writes her very much. i feel he supplies her functional suggestion on sanitation and clinical concerns. SEPTEMBER 22, 1917 Cassie wrote this present day that she gained her wager. She took Hammy to tea on the Ritz. i've got a sense she may need made anything of a scene. now not as undesirable because the scene she made on the nation membership while that silly guy acknowledged the item approximately turning the hose on ladies. Feeling form of achy. Can’t write anymore. OCTOBER three, 1917 Struck with a poor chilly. I haven’t been to college for greater than every week. i'm method at the back of in every thing. i believe 162 Caesar has conquered all of Gaul via now. It supplies me a headache simply to imagine what number translations I’ll need to do, even supposing omit Trout acknowledged I shouldn’t fear and she’ll aid me. She is so great. i need to do good in Latin simply because she is so great. i've got little interest in Latin in any respect. but when i will be able to make omit Trout satisfied, good, what’s improper with that? definite, i do know it's not like using an ambulance via France, full of bleeding squaddies who've been conserving democracy, yet what percentage avenues are there for a fourteen-year-old lady who's an outstanding hockey participant yet no longer a particularly gifted pupil? OCTOBER five, 1917 mom, Mrs. Wilhelm, Alice Paul, and several other others are being despatched from Occoquan again to town prison within the District of Columbia. We examine it during this morning’s paper. there has been a rebel, or what the paper known as a mutiny final evening on the Occoquan Workhouse. All we all know is what we learn within the paper and Father says this isn't the entire tale. he's at the mobile now calling up Mr. Walcott and his good friend the superintendent of future health for the District of Columbia. What occurred 163 according to the paper is prisoner, Peggy Johns, an outstanding buddy of Mother’s, was once by surprise being taken out of Occoquan for dedication to a psychological health facility. As Father says, “Peggy Johns is without doubt one of the sanest humans i do know. How may well they be committing her? This smells of whatever! ” It says within the paper that eighteen ladies attempted to assault the performing superintendent of Occoquan and the matron after they heard of pass over Johns’ removing. It was once a true brawl. They quote Alice Paul as announcing that the ladies interfered simply because they weren't being informed the place omit Johns was once being taken and feared that she used to be to be positioned in a punishment cellphone on bread and water. So now they've got got rid of “the troublemakers” to town penitentiary. Father says he's going to resolve this. OCTOBER eight, 1917 i've got via a few miracle stuck up with my Latin. yet now we're imagined to do a time period undertaking. It should be whatever approximately old Roman civilization — whatever, relatively. Harriet is doing a record on Pompeii and is construction a version of the Pompeii discussion board. i believe i'm both going to do anything on gladiator battling or the Roman baths. 164 OCTOBER nine, 1917 this is often the main notable factor.

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