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Appointment of Frederick Douglass to Deliver New York Electoral College Votes to U.S. Senate, 1872

Electoral College. Appointment of Frederick Douglass by Electors
New York State Archives, NYSA_B0023-78_V1_1872_Douglass_Frederick_p003
 
Document Description
Appointment of Frederick Douglass of Monroe County to deliver the votes of the New York members of the Electoral College to the U.S. Senate. Most members had pledged themselves to Ulysses S. Grant for President. The appointment was signed by all New York electors, as well as by Douglass, December 4, 1872.;Appointment of Frederick Douglass of Monroe County to deliver the votes of the New York members of the Electoral College to the U.S. Senate, 1872.
 
Transcription
The undersigned, a majority of Electors of President and Vice President of the United States, for the State of New York, at a meeting of the Electoral College of said State, held at the Capitol, in the City of Albany, on the fourth day of December, 1872, do hereby appoint Frederick Douglass of Monroe County to take charge of and deliver one of the lists of the votes of the said College for President and Vice President of the United States,to the President of the Senate of the United States at the City of Washington.
In witness whereof, We have hereunto set our hands, this fourth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two.
[Electors signatures listed]
 


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