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STATE OF GEORGIA.
By His Excellency Alfred H. Colquitt, governor of said State, to Hon. Joseph E. Brown, greeting:
Whereas by the resignation of Hon. JOHN B. GORDON a vacancy exists in the representation of this State in the Senate of the United States; and
Whereas, in conformity with the Constitution of the United States, you have this day been appointed a Senator of Georgia to fill the vacancy aforesaid, until the next meeting of the General Assembly of this State;
These are, therefore, to commission you, the said Joseph E. Brown, to take immediate session in the Senate of the United States as a Senator of Georgia. in place of the said JOHN B. GORDON resigned, and to use and exercise all and every the privileges and powers which of right you may or ca.n do, in and by virtue of the Constitution of the United States, in behalf of this State.
This commission to continue of force until the next meeting of the General Assembly of this State.
Given under my hand and the great seal of the State at the capitol in Atlanta this 21st day of May, A. D. 1880, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fourth.
ALFRED H. COLQUITT,
By the governor:
N. C. BARNETT,
Secretary of State.