offical U.S. language

Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Wed Jun 9 21:21:51 UTC 1999

It was not the United States but the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that had
such a vote and it was not French but German.  By one vote German failed to
become the second official language of Pennsylvania.  Someone out there have
further documentation--I am going from memory (and I was pretty young when
they had the vote.)
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Hamilton <hambo at PRIMENET.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 9:44 PM
Subject: offical U.S. language

> I am trying to find an answer to settle a argument between two friends.
> One contends that the American congress, after the revolutionary War voted
> to see if the offical national language would be English or French
> ...and English won by one vote
> In my study of American History I have never seen or heard of this vote.
> Hopefully someone can steer me to the answer.
> Thanks,
> Bob Hamilton

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