United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution secured the right to vote to women.

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Session 5235: 1879-03-18 12:00:00

The first day of the first session of the Forty-sixth Congress

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Proclamation of the President

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By the President of the United States of America


Whereas the final adjournment of the Forty fifth Congress without making the usual and necessary appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1880, and without making the usual and necessary appropriations for the support of the Army for the same fiscal year, presents an extraordinary occasion, requiring the President to exercise the power vested in him by the Constitution to convene the Houses of Congress in anticipation of the day fixed by law for their next meeting:

Now, therefore, I, Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States, do, by virtue of the power to this end in me vested by the Constitution, convene both Houses of Congress to assemble at their respective Chambers at twelve o'clock noon on Tuesday, the 18th day of March instant, then and there to consider and determine such measures as, in their wisdom, their duty and the welfare of the people may seem to demand.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of tho United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this 4th day of March, A. D. 1879, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and third.

[Seal] R. B. HAYES

By the President:

Wm. M. EVARTS, Secretary of State

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