[Debate & Vote for women's sufferage]
At 9 A.M. with bro[ther] Daniel Thompson entered the Constitution Hall and took a seat on the platform to wait for 10 o'clock to come. Pres[ident] John Henry Smith called to order on time and every inch of [the] room was crowed with curious listeners awaiting bro[ther] [B. H.] Roberts' eloquence [who opposed sufferage]. I opened the convention with prayer. Speeches by Whitney Raleigh and Roberts occupied most of the time till 11 P.M. Roberts occupied 2 hours. His talk was not logical nor argument. He was not up to his usual standard of eloquence and ease. The vote was almost unanimous in favor of woman suffrage.
[Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]