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On The Campaign Trail With Teddy Roosevelt

Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt is on a second day’s stumping tour of Vermont. Roosevelt traveled 150 miles over the road in an automobile proclaiming the doctrines of the Progressive party. He made speeches and his day’s work lasted from 9 o’clock in the morning until midnight with a big fair at Morrisville, a smaller gathering at Barton and an evening at St Johnsbury. At Morrisville he complimented the state leaders on the brand of weather which had been obtained for his tour. At St Johnsbury Roosevelt made a speech about woman suffrage and marriage :

” I think the highest life, the ideal life, is the married life. But there are both unmarried men and unmarried women who perform service of the utmost consequence to the whole people; and it is equally foolish and wicked for a man to slur the unmarried woman when he would not dream of slurring the unmarried man.”

Theodore Roosevelt speaking in Morrisville, Vermont
August 30, 1912

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