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A certificate for the electoral vote for Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler for the State of Louisiana

herein contains a list of all the
votes cast by the electors of the State
of Louisiana for President and
Vice-President of the United States.


              Hon. E. C. Billings
                  Judge U.S. District Court
                           New Orleans L

[Verso of an envelope with a seal]

DUPLICATE.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.



STATE OF LOUISIANA.

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In the Election Precinct of the Parish of West Feliciana,

Be it remembered, that on the      Eleventh      day of      October      in the year 1876, personally came before the Supervisor of Registration for the Parish of West Feliciana,      John S. Dula      who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say as follows, to wit:

My name is      John Sanford Dula      I was born atin      North Carolina      in the year      1847      my occupation is      Parish Judge      and I reside atin      St. Francis Ville      I am a citizen of Louisiana, and have been residing in this State ever since the     1871      day of           , in the year            I was duly registered in the election precinct of the Parish of West Feliciana, in the month of    Aug.    1874 No.   4   and the certificate of registration issued to me at that time has been lost or destroyed, I have no other place of residence, and I did not remove to the said election precinct for the purpose of voting therein, but for the purpose of making it my place of residence, in pursuance of my lawful calling,


                                                                                   John S. Dula           

              Sworn and subscribed to, this      11th      day of      Oct.     
         A.D. 1876 before me,
                                                                                  J. Daniels                
                                                                        Supervisor of Registration, Parish of West Feliciana

     DUPLICATE No.   358  

          ORIGINAL No.  4.  

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United States of America,

STATE OF LOUISIANA.

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This is to Certify, That      John S. Dula      a native of      North Carolina      and a citizen of Louisiana, was duly registered upon his personal application, by      Joshua J. Van Fronk     

Supervisor of Registration for the

PARISH of WEST FELICIANA,

as a resident of the Election Precinct of the said Parish on the    31st    day of    Oct    Anno Domini, 1874

                                           Supervisor of Registration, Parish of West Feliciana

   Oct. 11th    1876

The United States of America.
STATE OF[seal] LOUISIANA


EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
New Orleans, December 6, 1876.

I, WILLIAM PITT KELLOGG, Governor of the State of Louisiana, hereby certify, pursuant to the laws of the United States, that at a General Election duly held in accordance with law in the State of Louisiana, on Tuesday, the Seventh day of November, 1876, for electors for President and Vice President of the United States, the following named persons were duly chosen and appointed Electors of President and Vice President of the United States, for the State of Louisiana:
 William P. Kellogg, ~ For the State at Large. 
 J. Henri Burch, ~ For the State at Large.
 Peter Joseph, ~ For the First Congressional District.
 Lionel A. Sheldon, ~ For the First Congressional District.
 Morris Marks, ~ For the First Congressional District.
  Aaron B. Levisee, ~ For the First Congressional District.
 Orlando H. Brewster, -- For the First Congressional District.
 Oscar Joffrion, ~ For the First Congressional District. 

In Testimony Thereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature and caused the Seal of the State to be attached, at the City of NEW ORLEANS, this Sixth day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-six and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and first.
[seal]

W. P. Kellogg.

By the Governor:
B.G.Deslonde
The United States of America.
STATE OF [seal] LOUISIANA.


STATE HOUSE.

New Orleans, December 6, 1876.

We, the Electors of President and Vice President of the United States for the State of Louisiana, do hereby certify, that on this the sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventy-six, we proceeded to vote by ballot for President of the United States, on the date above, that Rutherford B. Hayes. of the State of Ohio ~ received eight votes for President of the United States, being all the votes cast. And that we then immediately proceeded to vote by ballot for Vice President of the United States. whereupon William A. Wheeler of the State of New York received eight votes for Vice President of the United States, being all the votes cast.

In Testimony Whereof, we, said Electors, have hereunto signed our names, on this the first Wednesday, being the sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and first.
William P. Kellogg
J. Henri Burch
Peter Joseph
Lionel A. Sheldon
Morris Marks
Aaron B. Levisee
Orlando H. Brewster
Oscar Joffrion
United States of America
State of Louisiana
City of New Orleans
Be it remembered of that in this Wednesday, the sixth day of December A.D Eighteen Hundred and Seventy six that the following named of persons having been duly chosen and appointed by the people of the State of Louisiana, electors of President and Vice President of the United States according to the certificate of William P. Kellogg, Governor of the State of Louisiana, hereto attached, namely.
William P. Kellogg, Elector for the State of Large.
J. Henri Burch, Elector for the State at Large.
Peter Joseph, Elector For the First Congressional District
Lionel A. Sheldon, Elector For the Second Congressional District
Morris Marks, Elector For the Third Congressional District
Oscar Joffrion, Elector For the Sixth Congressional District
met at the State House at the City of New Orleans, the seat of government of the State of Louisiana, as required by law, on the first Wednesday of December A.D. eighteen hundred and seventy six, being the sixth day of said month
The certificate of the Governor was read and the following persons answered to their names: William P. Kellogg, J. Henri Burch, Peter Joseph, Lionel A. Sheldon, Morris Marks, Oscar Joffrion: was answering-Aaron B.
Levisee, and Orlando H. Brewster.

On motion of Peter Joseph, J. Henri Birch, was elected to preside, and on motion of Oscar Joffrion, Morris Marks was appointed Secretary.
On motion of Lionel A. Sheldon a recess was taken till the hand of three thirty P. M. When the electors re-assembled.

On the role being called it was found that Aaron B. Levisee and Orlando H. Brewster were not present, At the hand of 4 P. M. the said Aaron B. Levisee and Orlando H. Brewster having failed to attend, the electors present proceeded to supply such vacancies by ballot in accordance with the staute of the State of Louisiana in such case made and provided, which is his words and figures as follows:-
"If any one or more of the electors chosen by the people shall fail from any cause whatever to attend at the appointed place at the hour of four P. M. of the day prescribed for their meeting it shall be the duty of the other electors immediately to proceed by ballot to supply such vacancy or vacancies."
Lionel A. Sheldon and Peter Joseph were appointed sellers, when after balloting it was found that Aaron B. Levisee received six votes, being all the votes cast to supply the vacancy in the Fourth Congressional District, occasioned by the failure of Aaron B. Levisee to attend, and Orlando H. Brewster received six votes being all the votes cast to supply
the vacancy in the Fifth congressional District occasioned by the failure of Orlando H. Brewster to attend:-- The said Aaron B. Levisee and Orlando H. Brewster to were thereupon declared elected to supply the vacancies in the Fourth and Fifth Congressional Districts respectively, and being sent far soon after appeared and were in attendance as electors.
The said electors then proceededed to vote by ballot for President of the United States, when William P. Kellogg and Lionel A. Sheldon were appointed tellers, and upon counting the ballots for President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, of the State of Ohio, did receive eight votes for President of the United States, being all
the vote cast.
The said electors then proceeded to vote by ballot for Vice President of the United States when Peter Joseph and Oscar Joffrion were appointed sellers, and upon counting the votes for Vice President of the United States, William K. Wheeler, of the State of New York, did receive eight votes for Vice President of the United States, being all the votes cast, whereupon the said electors signed three certificates, one of which is hereto attached, which certificates are herewith placed separately in envelopes and sealed up carefully, and on each envelope was endorsed that the within contains a list of all the votes cast by the Electors of the State of Louisiana for President and Vice President of the United States, one of which is given to the person appointed to convey the vote to the President of the Senate of the United States, and another endorsed in the same way is part in the Post Office, and the other deposited with the Judge of the District Court of the United States, for the District of Louisiana.
On motion of Peter Joseph the electors provided to appoint a person to take charge of and deliver to the President of the Senate at the seal
of Government, before the first Wednesday in January next ensuing one of said certificates, when Thomas C. Anderson was appointed to the above service and said Electors made and signed a certificate of such appointment in the following form:--

United States of America
State of Louisiana
State House,

New Orleans, Wednesday Decbr. 6, 1876 We, the undersigned, Electors of President and Vice President of the United States for the State of Louisiana, do hereby appoint Thomas C. Anderson to take charge of and deliver to the President of the Senate of the United States, at the seal of Government at Washington D. C. before the first Wednesday in January
next, one of the certificates of the votes cast by the undersigned, for President and Vice President of the United States on Wednesday the sixth of December A.D. 1876.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto signed our names, on this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord, Eighteen Hundred and seventy six, and of the independence of the United States of America, the One hundred and first.
William P. Kellogg
J. Henri Burch
Peter Joseph
Lionel A. Sheldon
Morris Marks
A.B Levisee
O.H. Brewster
Oscar Joffrion

United States of America
STATE OF LOUISIANA
Office Secretary of State.
New Orleans, December 6th, 1876
J. P. G. Deslonde Secretary of State of the State of Louisiana, hereby certify that the following is a true and correct extract from an Act of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana, being Act No. One Hundred and Ninety Three, approved October Thirtieth, Eighteen Hundred and sixty Eight the original of which Act is on file among the records of my office and is still in force and unrepealed.
"Section 8. Be it further Enacted, Etc. That if any one or more of the Electors chosen by the people shall fail from any cause whatever to attend at
the appointed place at the hour of four P. M. of the day prescribed for their meeting it shall be the duty of the other Electors immediately to proceed by ballot to supply such vacancy or vacancies."
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the State to be affixed this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Seventy six, and of the independence of the United States the One Hundred and First.
P.G. Deslonde
Secry of State
United State of America
STATE OF LOUISIANA
Office Secretary of State
New Orleans Decbr 6th, 1876
J. P. G. Deslonde, Secretary of State for the State of Louisiana hereby certify that at a general election held in the State of Louisiana, on Tuesday the Seventh day of November, Eighteen Hundred and Seventy six, the following named persons were elected, chosen, and appointed Electors for President and Vice President of the United States, as appears from the returns of said election now on file in my office, and which have been duly promulgated according to law, by the legal resuming officers of the State, to wit--
William P. Kellogg, For the State at Large,
Henri Burch, For the State at Large,
Peter Joseph, For the First Congressional District
Lionel A. Sheldon, For the Second Congressional District
Morris Marks, For the Third Congressional District
Aaron B. Levisee, For the Fourth Congressional District
Orlando H. Brewster, For the Fifth Congressional District
Oscar Joffrion, For the Sixth Congressional District
and I further certify that the names appended to the certificates of votes cast for President of the United States, and for Vice President of the United States, on Wednesday the sixth day of December A. D. eighteen hundred & seventy six, and to the proces verbal of the proceedings of said Electors accompanying said certificates are the true and proper signatures of the before mentioned persons elected, chosen and appointed Electors for President and Vice President of the United States for the State
of Louisiana.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and caused the Seal of State to be affixed, this Sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Seventy six, and of the independence of the United States, the One Hundred and First.
P.G. Deslonde
Secry of State
Exhibit No. 2 - July 2nd 1878- J.B.L.