Education: Document Showcase: 19th century African American voting rights

Transcription of the nomination of Frederick Douglass to deliver Electoral College ballots to Washington, DC, 1872.

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]