Seward, William Henry (1801-1872) [Fifteenth Amendment resolution]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00788.01 Author/Creator: Seward, William Henry (1801-1872) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed document signed Date: 27 February 1869 Pagination: 2 p. : seal : ribbon; 25.6 x 20.5 cm. Order a Copy
Reconstruction amendment passed to combat southern opposition to federal policies toward freed slaves. Printed certificate sealed and signed, attached to printed resolution with a purple ribbon and red State Department seal. With printed circular letter.
Seward was the U.S. Secretary of State. Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and B.F. Wade, President of the Senate pro tempore, as well as Edward McPherson, clerk of the House of Representatives, and George C. Gorham, Secretary of the Senate, all signed the document.
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