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James Wells Stillman

Rhode Island

"Stillman, James W., lawyer, merchant, legislator, author, poet was born in 1840 in Unadilla Forks, N.Y. In 1868-69 he was a member of the Rhode Island state legislature, where he . . . espous[ed] the cause of woman suffrage. Since 1880 he has been a merchant in Boston, Mass. He is the author of . . . a volume of poems." [Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century 892 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1898)][We have not, to date, located Stillman's "volume of poems."]


James W. Stillman, Woman Suffrage: Speech of James W. Stillman of Westerly: delivered in the House of Representatives of Rhode Island, Thursday, February 25th, 1869 (Providence: Rhode Island Woman Suffrage Association, 1869)

______________, The Unknown God (New York: By the author, 1878)

______________, The Constitutionality of the Civil Rights Bill (Albany [New York], 1866)

______________, The Constitutional and Legal Aspect of the Mormon Question (Boston: Stillman, 1882)


James W. Stillman, The Constitutional Aspects of Protect (Boston: Press of H.M. Hight, 1869)

______________, The Mormon Question (Boston: J.P. Mendum,1884)

______________, Protection or Tariff for Revenue?: An Essay on the Unconstitutionality, Injustice and Folly of the Protective System (Boston: Stillman, 1888) [online text]

______________, A Protest Against the President's War of "Criminal Aggression" (Boston: G.H. Ellis, 1899)

______________, God and the Universe (Boston: J.S. Atkins, 1889)

______________, Ought the Judiciary of Massachusetts to be Elective? (Boston: By the author, 1898)

______________, Republic or Empire? An Argument in Opposition to the Establishment of an American Colonial System (Boston: G.H. Ellis, printer, 1900) [online text]

______________, Rhode Island Justice (Boston: J.W. Stillman, 1912)