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 5988: 1884-04-02 00:00:00

Presentation of credentials

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Credentials of Henry B. Payne

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I, George Hoadly, governor of the State of Ohio, do hereby certify that on the 15th day of January, 1884, being the second Tuesday after the organization of the Legislature of the State of Ohio, chosen at the State election held on the 9th day of October, 1883, Henry B. Payne, was duly chosen and elected to the office of Senator in the Congress of the United States from the State of Ohio, in the for and manner following to wit:

A majority of all the members elected to each house of said Legislature being present, each house separately did openly, by a viv voce vote of each member present, name one person for Senator in Congress from said State, and the name of the person, viz, the said Henry B. Payne, so voted for, who received a majority of the whole number of votes cast in each house, was entered on the journal of that house by the clerk thereof, and at 12 o'clock meridian of the following day, to wit, the 16th day of January, 1884, the members of the two houses, having convened in joint assembly, the journal of each house was duly read, and it appearing therefrom that the said Henry B. Payne had received a majority of all the votes cast in each house, he was then and there declared duly elected to the office of Senator to represent the State of Ohio in the Congress of the United States for the constitutional term of six years, beginning on the 4th day of March, A. D. 1885.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the State of Ohio to be affixed, at the city of Columbus, this 17th day of March, 1884.

GEO. HOADLY.

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By the governor.

JAS. W. NEWMAN, Secretary of State.

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