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