Upon becoming a member of the Hopedale Community in the 1840s and 1850s, it was
    necessary to sign a declaration stating, among many other things, that the signer would never
    hold office, vote, or petition a legislature.  This photo of the Women's Committee for Hoover
    shows that times had changed by 1928. The woman at the center in the striped dress has been
    identified as Fanny (Draper) Osgood.

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