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The Rhode Island State Supreme Court issued this opinion in response to the question of “Can a husband, under the State constitution, Article II, Section 1, be entitled to vote by virtue of any right or interest which he may have as husband in the real estate of his wife, and if so, under what circumstances?” Rhode Island State law at the time required its citizens to own property of a certain value in order to vote. The point in question was can a husband use his wife’s property to qualify as a voter.
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Supreme Court, Rhode Island State, "Opinion of the Judges of the Supreme Court relative to the right of a Husband to Vote on his Wife’s Real Estate [Given March 30, 1878]." (1878). Rhode Island History. 8.