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Certification of Hiram Rhodes Revels of Mississippi January 15, 1870
Courtesy of National Archives,"Treasures of Congress"

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This document certifies that Hiram Rhodes Revels was elected to Senator in January 1870. Revels was the first African-American Senator.

State of Mississippi
Jackson, Miss.,

January 25th 1870

I Adelbert Ames Bt Maj General USA Provisional Governor of the State of Mississippi, do hereby certify that the Hon. H.R. Revels was elected United States Senator by the Legislature of this state, on the 20th day of January 1870, for the unexpired term which commenced on the 4th day of March 1865, and which will end on the 4th day of March 1871.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed this 25th day of January 1870.

By the Governor
James Lynch
Sec of State

Adelbert Amos
Bt Maj Gen USA
Prov Gov of Miss
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