How did you support yourself and the movement?
At first, when I was working for temperance, my parents supported my work. I really didn’t know that much about financing. Shortly, I had to become self-sufficient. We charged admission for each speech, and I learned to keep meticulous records. The other ladies in the leadership came to call me “Napoleon” for my ability to run successful campaigns.
We managed on a shoestring. Over the years, benefactors provided additional funds often just when they were needed for major projects. I had managed my own way pretty much, but it was through the kindness friends that I was able to spend my final years in relative comfort. Unbeknownst to me, they collected enough funds to establish an account that would pay me $800 a year. Such generosity!
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