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 5365: 1879-12-03 00:00:00

Senators entering the chamber, administration of the oath of office, creation of standing and select committees

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Resolved, That the following select committees be appointed for the present session, and that each committee thus created shall be, and is, vested with all the powers and authorities heretofore given by the Senate to each of the select committees on the respective subjects to which they relate:


To Examine the Several Branches of the Civil Service-Messrs. Vest, (chairman,) Eaton, Gordon, Logan, and Hamlin.

To take into consideration the state of the law respecting the ascertaining and declaration of the result of the Elections of President and Vice-President of the United States-Messrs. Morgan, (chairman,) Bayard, Thurman, Johnston, Garland, Davis of Illinois, Edmunds, Conklin, and Teller.

To Investigate the Finance Reports, Books, and Accounts of the Treasury Department-Messrs. Davis of West Virginia, (chairman,) Beck, Whyte, Ingalls, and Dawes.

To make provision for taking the Tenth Census-Messrs. Pendleton, (chairman,) Morgan, Kernan, Harris, Davis of Illinois, Morrill, and Cameron of Wisconsin.

To investigate and report the best means of preventing the introduction and spread of epidemic diseases-Messrs. Harris, (chairman,) Lamar, Garland, Jonas, Paddock, Sharon, and Platt.

To inquire into alleged frauds in the late elections-Messrs. Wallace, (chairman,) Bailey, Garland, McDonald, Kernan, Teller, Kirkwood, Hoar, and Blair.

To examine into the circumstances connected with the removal of the Northern Cheyennes from the Sioux reservation to the Indian Territory-Messrs. Kirkwood, (chairman,) Dawes, Plumb, Bailey, and Morgan.

To inquire into all claims of citizens of the United States against the government of Nicaragua-Messrs. Hamlin, (chairman,) Conkling, Kirkwood, Eaton, and Morgan.

On the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company-Messrs. Bruce, (chairman,) Cameron of Wisconsin, Gordon, Withers, and Garland.

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