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Elizabeth (blonde): Good evening Martha, how are you tonight?

Martha (brunette): I’m doing well, I just came over to see how the baby is doing.

Elizabeth: Oh, he’s growing more every day. Say, Martha, do you know who your husband is going to be voting for in the upcoming election?

Martha: Andrew and I haven’t really talked about it, but I think I want him to vote for James Monroe. I know it isn’t my place to say, but I think he and the Democratic-Republicans can do the best for this country and for women now.

Elizabeth: What does he have to offer that is different, though? It sounds like neither of the parties have women’s real interests at heart.

Martha: Well actually Monroe’s party wants us women to be able to vote and participate in politics. In New Jersey they are already letting women vote. Why can’t it happen here? Monroe believes that women can contribute in politics just as much as men can. Maybe even more.

Elizabeth: I didn’t know that. I make decisions for the house when my husband is gone, so why shouldn’t a woman be able to have a voice in making decisions for the country? If anything, women could make better decisions now, because we have less history with politics, so our decisions won’t be as emotional as some men’s.

Martha: That is why I want Andrew to vote for James Monroe. Just think, maybe we women could even own land of our own one day.

Elizabeth: I will talk to Stephen tonight and see who he is going to vote for. I hope it isn’t Rufus King. I will try to win him over for james monroe if he is voting for Rufus.

Martha: I will do the same. Now I have to get back to the house. Dinner is almost ready, and Andrew doesn't like it if i make him wait.

Elizabeth: I have to get in to finish, too. Maybe soon our husbands will be doing the cooking for us.

Martha: I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one, honey. Have a nice night.