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A Plan for Improving Female Education, Emma Hart Willard, 1819
This passage is an excerpt from Emma Willard’s speech to the New York State legislature, delivered in 1819 regarding a woman’s access to appropriate education.

Willard, Emma. "Benefits of Female Seminaries." 1918. A Plan for Improving Female Education. Second ed. Middlebury, Vermont: J.W. Copeland, 1819. 26-28. Print.

In line 8, the word "patronage" refers to:


the commitment of families to educating their daughters.


financial support for women’s higher learning institutions.


a woman’s loyalty to the boarding school she attended.


male instructors working at all female boarding schools.

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