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In Little Rock, Arkansas legislative committees decline a vote on the Fourteenth Amendment.

Little Rock, Arkansas, May 1866, artist's impression, detail
12/17/1866

The Arkansas governor, Republican Isaac Murphy, had recommended that his state ratify the Fourteenth Amendment as the best that could be hoped for at the time but committees of both houses of the state legislature sat and issued scathing reports demanding rejection.  The senate committee report was adopted on December 15, 1866, by a vote of twenty-four to one, and two days later the house report was adopted by a vote of sixty-eight votes to two.  Accordingly, the amendment was not submitted to a ratification vote until April 1868 and under very different circumstances. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Horace Edgar Flack, The Adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, 1908), 200-202.

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