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Victoria Woodhull was actually first woman to be nomiated for president

To The Daily Sun,

Letter writer James Veverka is mistaken. Mrs. Clinton is not the first woman to be nominated for president of the U.S. Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) a self-made woman was nominated in 1872 with Frederick Douglas as vice president, although he never accepted it. (Wikipedia and The Citizen is where I found an article).

She was brilliant, had no formal education and raised poor in a not-so-happy home. She was definitely a woman ahead of her time.

Mr. Veverka, you wrote to Mr. Earle, I believe this quote. "I support your right to an opinion 100 percent, but I love my facts and data." Mr. V, you make your facts and data fit into your own agenda and dismiss the facts of others.

Rosemary Mellon

Tilton

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Angry, vulgar phone caller referred to my letters to The Daily Sun

To The Daily Sun,

Something very serious and troubling happened last week that needs to be shared with your readers. A man called my home phone. Normally this would not warrant a letter to the editor. But it seems that someone has an "ax to grind" and has targeted me with his angry rants. This person asked for me by name and referred to the letters I write to the editor of The Laconia Daily Sun. Then this person proceeded to use very vulgar, obscene and profane language directed toward me.
After much thought, I decided that this needs to be addressed and taken very seriously. As a follow-up, my husband visited the Laconia Police Department to file a police report concerning this particular caller. We are now monitoring our incoming phone calls. I also contacted our phone company provider to let them know I received a threatening, abusive phone call.
This country affords us the right of free speech under the United States Constitution. Our Constitution is what separates this country from dictatorships where the media and its citizens are completely controlled.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Ed Engler - president, Adam Hirshan - publisher and Ginger Kozlowski - managing editor of The Laconia Daily Sun for taking the time to meet with me and allow me to share my concerns about this incident. This letter is a result of their advice to me.

Bernadette Loesch
Laconia

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