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Title: Suffragettes on Sheppey
Post by: HERB COLLECTOR on May 07, 2015, 17:49:54
Miss Raleigh, who has a bungalow at Swanley, in Eastchurch parish, has again declined to pay taxes amounting to about 14s, as a protest against taxation of her sex without representation, and although by a friendly compromise with the tax collector, Mr. E. J. Moxon, the money has been paid by a friend, this lady has secured the advantage of being able to make her case heard.

Her goods were to have been sold this next Monday in the Bethel Hall, Sheerness, and it would have been about the fifth time distraint had been levied on her for taxes. Now, however, Miss Raleigh, who is said to be a clever speaker, is to hold her protest meeting at Bethel Hall, Sheerness, on Monday evening, when she will be supported on the platform by Mrs. Parker and several public men in Sheppey. Miss Raleigh is to explain her point of view, and Mr. Moxon has promised to expound the principles of taxation and distraint.

From the Guardian and East Kent Advertiser, Saturday 9th May 1914.