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In Nashville, the Tennessee state senate votes fifteen to six to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment.

Nashville, Tennessee, 1864, view from the Capitol
07/11/1866

In Nashville, the Tennessee state senate voted with a ballot of fifteen "yeas" and six "nays" to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  The lower house followed the next day on a vote of forty-three to eleven and the state became the first former Confederate state to accept the measure and the third overall, after New Hampshire and Connecticut. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Edward McPherson (ed.), The Political History of the United States During the Period of Reconstruction (From April 15, 1865 to July 15, 1870) .... (Washington D.C.: Solomons and Chapman, 1875), 194.

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