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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Credentials of Charles H. Bell

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To all persons to whom these presents shall come greeting:

Know ye that the executive of said State hereby appoints Charles H. Bell, of Exeter, in said State, Senator of, for, and from said State, to fill the vacancy happening in the Senate of the United States by the expiration of the term of Bainbridge Wadleigh, on the 4th day of March, 1879, during the recess of the Legislature of said State, and by the non-election of said Wadleigh's successor, to have and to hold said office of United States Senator until the next meeting of the Legislature of said State, said next meeting being the meeting of the Legislature designated by the laws of the United States for the election of such successor, and being the first meeting of the Legislature at which such successor could be legally elected, and until the expiration of the time for which tho executive of said State is authorized to mako a temporary appointment for filling tho vacancy now existing.

Witness his excellency, Benjamin F. Prescott, governor of New Hampshire, and our seal hereunto affixed, at Concord, this 13th day of March, in the year of our Lord 1879, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and third.


By his excellency the governor:




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