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Enforcing the historic Fifteenth Amendment...

Item # 688450

May 22, 1870

NEW YORK HERALD, May 22 and June 1, 1870  Sold as a pair of issues.  Page 3 of the May 22 issue has the heading: "WASHINGTON" "The New Fifteenth Amendment Bill Passed by the Senate" "Petitions for the Abolition of National Banks". This is actually the 1870 Enforcement Act, created to enforce the proper enforcement of the historic 15th Amendment to the Constitution, giving rights of voting to all citizens regardless of race. Included is the full text with all 21 Sections taking 2 1/2 columns.
The June 1 issue has a very brief report headed: "The Fifteenth Amendment Enforcement Bill" which reads: "The President to-day signed the bill to enforce the right of citizens of the United States to Vote in the several States, and for other purposes."
Quite historic, and nice to have as a set.
Both issues are complete in 8 pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine from disbinding, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War