Illness Ends Campaign Tour
of Inez Milholland Boissevain


Standing room only at Blanchard Hall, Inez spoke passionately.  “President Wilson, how long must women wait for liberty?  Let me repeat, we are not putting our faith in any man or in any party but in the women voters of the West.”  Exhausted, she fell appearing to faint.  Helped off the stage, she returned and continued assailing President Wilson and answered a few questions.   The crowd had no way of knowing but this would be her last public speech. Spending the night at the Hotel Alexandria, Inez worsened.  On the morning of October 24, 1916, she entered Good Samaritan Hospital.