Susan B. AnthonyArrest

Arrested for voting


Anthony, three of her sisters, and other women are arrested in Rochester for voting. She is arraigned with other women and the election inspectors who had allowed her to vote in Rochester Common Council chambers. She refuses to pay bail and applies for habeas corpus, but her lawyer pays the bail, keeping the case from the Supreme Court. She is indicted in Albany, and the Rochester District Attorney asks for a change of venue because a jury might be prejudiced in her favor. At her trial in Canandaigua, the judge instructs the jury to find her guilty without discussion. He fines her $100 and makes her pay courtroom fees, but does not imprison her when she refuses to pay, therefore denying her the chance to appeal.

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