The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution secured the right to vote to women.
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The first day of the second session of the Forty-ninth Congress
THE STATE OF MARYLAND, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
I, Henry Lloyd, governor of Maryland, do hereby certify that it appears from the official returns now on tile in this department, of an election held in this State on Tuesday, the 2d day of November, instant, for a Representative from the third Congressional district of Maryland in the Forty-ninth Congress of the United States for the unexpired term of Dr. WILLIAM H. COLE, deceased, that Hon. Harry Welles Rusk was regularly and duly elected in accordance with the laws of this State as the Representative from the third Congressional district of Maryland in the Forty-ninth Congress of the United States for the unexpired term of Dr. WILLIAM H. COLE, late the Representative from the said district to the said Congress, but who is now deceased. Witness my hand and the great seal of Maryland, at the city of Annapolis, on the 13th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six.
[SEAL.] HENRY LLOYD
By the governor: E.W. LE COMPTE
Secretary of State.