AS THE SPEAKER OF THE U. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HE FOUGHT FOR FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OF THE FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT TO PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS OF BLACKS IN THE SOUTH. Reed, 1pg, 5 x 8, Portland, ME, 9 Nov 95. Written while Speaker of the House. , regarding an article he wrote, in part:… I enclose article suggested by your letter… Which I hope will suit you. I should have like to have been nearer the Library of Congress but perhaps I should have found little to add. There were other points but the article seemed rather long already…. American politician from the state of Maine. And was a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives 12 times, first in 1876, and. Served as Speaker of the House, from 18891891 and again from 18951899. He had great influence over the agenda and operations of the House, more so than any previous speaker. He increased the Speaker’s power by instituting the. Which limited the ability of the minority party to prevent the establishment of a quorum. In 1889 and 1890. Republicans undertook one last stand in favor of. Federal enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment. To protect the voting rights of blacks in the Solid South. Took a special interest in the project. Using his new rules vigorously, he won passage of the Lodge Bill. Which sought to protect African American. Voting rights in the Southern United States. But the bill failed to pass in the Senate. And never became law. This rare handwritten letter is in fine condition, with a couple of minor smudges and the usual mailing folds. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. YES, WE DO OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337, PADAH, and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork. Without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a. Clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. The item “THOMAS B. REED HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, SPEAKER OF HOUSE, CIVIL RIGHTS, MAINE” is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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