CONSTITUTION OF 1875

RATIFICATION


PROCLAMATION

{State Of Alabama
{Executive Department

 

WHEREAS, it appears from the Certificate of the Secretary of State, that on the 16th day of November, 1875, at an election held in the several counties of this State, for and against Constitution, that the whole number of votes cast "For Constitution" is EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY-TWO (85,662), and the whole number of votes cast "Against Constitution" is TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN (29,217); Now Therefore,

I, GEORGE S. HOUSTON, by virtue of the power and authority in me vested as Governor of Alabama, do hereby declare the majority of votes cast "For Constitution" to be FIFTY-SIX THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIVE (56,445).

I, therefore, proclaim that the said new Constitution so ratified shall go into effect as the Constitution of the State of Alabama, on MONDAY, it being the SIXTH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1875, and shall thenceforth be binding and obligatory as such upon all the people of this State.

Given under my hand and Great Seal of State, at Montgomery, this the 2d day of December, 1875, and of the independence of the United States, the One Hundredth year.

 

GEO. S. HOUSTON

 

By The Governor:

RUFUS K. BOYD
Secretary of State


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