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To the Honorable

STATE OF MISSOURI

Office of Secretary of State.

City of Jefferson, Jan. 11th 1870.

Secretary of State of the U. S.

Dear Sir!

Washington, D. C.

I transmit to you herewith a duly authenticated copy of the Joint Resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri "ratifying the Constitutional Amendment proposed by Congress," the receipt of which please acknowledge.

Very respectfully

FRANCIS RODMAN

Secretary of State,

by EUGENE F. WEIGER, Chief Clk.

Office of Secretary of State,

City of Jefferson, Missouri.

I, FRANCIS RODMAN, Secretary of State for the State

of Missouri, do hereby certify that the annexed

Resolution

pages contain

a true, complete and full copy of an ["Act" stricken out] of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, entitled "Joint Resolution ratifying the Constitutional Amendment proposed by Congress."

Approved, January 10th 1870. as appears by comparing the

same with the original roll of said Resolution now on file, as the law directs, in this office.

[SEAL.]

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal. Done at office, this Eleventh day of January A. D. Eighteen Hundred and Seventy.

FRANCIS RODMAN

Secretary of State.

Joint Resolution ratifying the Constitutional Amendment proposed by Congress.

Whereas Congress proposed to the Legislatures of the several States by way of amendment a fifteenth article to the constitution of the United States;

Therefore be it Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri as follows:

That the proposed amendment in words following viz: Article XV. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of Race, Color or previous condition of Servitude.

Section 2. The congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate Legislation."

Be and the same is hereby ratified and approved. Approved, January 10th 1870.

Office of Secretary of State,

City of Jefferson, Missouri.

I, FRANCIS RODMAN, Secretary of State for the State

of Missouri, do hereby certify that the annexed pages contain

a true, complete and full copy of Joint Resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, entitled Joint Resolution ratifying the constitutional amendment proposed by Congress.

Approved March 1 1869. as appears by comparing the same with the original roll of said Resolution now on file, as the law directs, in this office.

[SEAL.]

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand and affixed my official seal
official seal Done at office,
this third day of March A. D. Eighteen Hundred
and sixty nine.

FRANCIS RODMAN

Secretary of State.

Joint Resolution ratifying the constitutional amendment proposed by Congress.

Whereas. Congress on the 26th of February 1869. proposed to the Legislatures of the several States by way of amendment a fifteenth article to the Constitution of the United States, therefore.

Be it Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri as follows:

That the proposed amendment in words following. viz:

Article XV "The right of citizens of the United States to vate shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any State on account of race or color and previous condition of servitude" be and the same is hereby ratified and approved

Approved March 1 1869.

Hon. Hamilton Fish,

Sir:

Jackson, Mississippi Jan. 20, 1870.

Secretary of State

of

I have the honor to transmit herewith an official copy proceedings of the Legislature of Mississippi in the adoption of the 15th Amendment of the Constitution of the U. S. as taken from the journals of both houses.

Respectfully,

Your obt. Servt.

R. C. POWERS

Lieut Gov Elect & President of the Senate

Whereas, The Congress of the United States has proposed the following as the Fifteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution, viz:

"Section The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any State, on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude.

"Sec. 2 The Congress shall have power to enforce this Article by appropriate legislation"

Therefore

Resolved By the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring herein), That the State of Mississippi, by its Legislature, ratifies and consents to said Amendment.

I hereby certify that the above is a correct transcript of

the proceedings of the Senate, on the 15th day of January,

A. D. 1870
Attest:

MURRAY PEYTON

R. C. POWERS

Secretary of Senate

Lieut. Governor and Ex-officio
President of the Senate

I hereby certify that the above is a correct copy of a joint resolution originating in the Senate, and passed by the House of Representatives on the 17th day of January, 1870. F. E. FRANKLIN

Attest

ROBT J. ALCORN

Speaker of the House of Reps.

Clerk of the House

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

State of Mississippi,
Jackson, Miss., Jan 25th 1870.

To His Excellency

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I have the honor to transmit herewith a joint resolution of the Legislature of Mississippi, ratifying and adopting the fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

I am Sir

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servt

ADELBERT AMES.

Bt Maj Gen USA

Prov Gov of Miss

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