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Description: (FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT) REUBEN FENTON
(1819 - 1885) Governor of New York (1865 - 1868), and later U.S. Senator from New York (1869 - 1875). Important content engraved L.S. "R E Fenton" as Governor, 1p. 4to. on Executive Department letterhead, Albany, Feb. 22, 1867 enclosing a copy (no longer present) of New York's ratification of the 14th Amendment. The letter reads, in full: "Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith an attested copy of a Concurrent Resolution of the Legislature of this State, ratifying the Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, proposed as a Fourteenth Article by Congress at its last Session. ". New York was the eighth state to ratify the amendment and by the summer of 1868 the required three-fourths of the states had approved the amendment. Usual folds, very light soiling, else fine condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

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