An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, page 13
a legal voter. I examined the question, and gave her my opinion, unhesitatingly, that the laws and Constitution of the United States, authorized her to vote, as well as they authorize any man to vote; and I advised her to have her name placed upon the registry and to vote at the election, if the inspectors should receive her vote. I gave the advice in good faith, believing it to be accurate, and I believe it to be accurate still.
[This witness was not cross-examined.]
JUDGE SELDEN: I propose to call Miss Anthony as to the fact of her voting--on the question of the intention or belief under which she voted.
MR. CROWLEY: She is not competent as a witness in her own behalf.
[The Court so held.]
JOHN E. POUND, a witness sworn in behalf of the United States, testified as follows:
Examined by MR. CROWLEY.
Q. During the months of November and December, 1872, and January, 1873, were you Assistant United States Dist. Attorney for the Northern District of New York?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Do you know the defendant, Susan B. Anthony?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Did you attend an examination before Wm. C. Storrs, a United States Commissioner, in the city of Rochester, when her case was examined?
A. I did
Q. Was she called as a witness in her own behalf upon that examination?
A. She was.
Q. Was she sworn?
A. She was.
Q. Did she give evidence?
A. She did.
Q. Did you keep minutes of evidence on that occasion?
A. I did.
Q. (Handing the witness a paper.) Please look at the paper now shown you and see if it contains the minutes you kept upon that occasion?
A. It does.
Q. Turn to the evidence of Susan B. Anthony!
A. I have it.
Q. Did she, upon that occasion, state that she consulted or talked with Judge Henry R. Selden, of Rochester, in relation to her right to vote?
JUDGE SELDEN: I object to that upon the ground that it is incomp
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