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I. Iiisit of Members of Forty-First Con-
gress „ , .....1-3
II Enforcement Legislation of Forty-First
III. Proclamations of President
Enjoining Neutrality—Declaring Neutral-
ity—Warning Against Illegal Military En-
terprises—Commanding Dispersion of Armed
Men in South Carolina—Calling Attention
to Ku Klux Act—Commanding Dispersion
of Unlawful Conspiracies in Certain Coun-
ties in South Carolina—Suspending the
Writ of Habeas Corpus in Certain Coun-
ties in South Carolina—Revoking Suspen-
sion as to Marion County—Suspending Ha-
beas Corpus in Union County—Discontinuing
Discriminating Duties on Merchandise Im-
ported in Spanish Vessels.
IV. President Grant's Second and Tliird
Annual Messages 16-27
V. President Grant's Special Mes-
On Territorial Government for Indians—On
the Union of the States of Germany—On the
"Test-Oath"—On the Condition of the
Lately Insurrectionary States—On Trans-
mitting the Report of the San Domingo
Commission—On Transmitting the Report
of the Civil Service Commission—On Law-
lessness in South CaroLina—On Treatment of
Immigrants—Veto Message on J. Milton
Best's Claim Bill.
TT\. Political Votes in Tnird Session of
^orty-First Congress 33-3 8
On Appointing Commissioners to San Do-
mingo—Modification of the "Test-Oath"—
To Repeal the Acts Relating .to the Tenure
of Civil Office—Texas Pacific Railroad
Grant—Resolution on Right of Secession and
Amnesty—On Taxation and Revenue Re-
form—On Taxing United States Bonds and
Exempting Salt, Tea, Coffee, &c, from Tax-
ation—Resolution and Bill to Restore the
V*I. Proposed Amendments to tlie Con-
stitution of tlae United States 38-4:3
By Senators Robertson, Pomeroy, Drake,
Yates, Garrett Davis, Stewart, and Sumner;
and Representatives Lawrence, Ingersoll,
Julian, Burdett, Coburn, Potter, Coghlan,
and vote; King, McNeely, Morgan, and
rotes; Comingo, McCrary, Snapp, Melntyre,
Isaac C. Parker, Hawley, Golladay, and
Poland: and by Delegate William T. Jones—
The Religions Amendment.
VIII. Text of the Xlllth, XlVth, and
XVtn Amendments, and Votes upoutkeir
Validity, and of Legislation Thereun-
Resolutions by Representatives Jeremiah
M. Wilson, Peters, James Brooks, and Ste-
IX. Amendments to State Constitutions
Proposed and Made 4:6-53
New Constitution of Illinois—Amendments
to that of Louisiana—The Changes in Michi-
gan—Amendments made in Missouri—Re-
jected Propositions in Nebraska—Pending
Propositions in North Carolina—Rejected
Propositions in Rhode Island—Proposed
New Constitution in West Virginia—Changes
made in Wisconsin.
X. Tlie "Legal-Tender" Decision of
XI. Members of tlte Cabinet of President
Grant and of tlie Forty-Second Con-
XII. Tlie Civil Service 64-69
Section providing for Commissioners—Votes
on Continuing the Appropriation—Bill Re-
ported in House from Committee on Civil
Service, and Vote—Executive Order, 16th
April, 1872, with the Regulations Attached
thereto, Schedule of Groups, and Amend-
ment to the thirteenth of the rules promul-
gated by the President 19th December,
1871—Rules and Regulations Promulgated
by the President 19th December, 1871, as
Amended by theExecutive Order, 16th April,
XIII. Tlie Labor Question 69-7%
The Eight-Hour Law—Opinion of Attorney
General Hoar as to its Effect—President
Grant's Order Respecting it—Votes in House
and Senate on Appropriations—Bill to Ap-
point a Labor Commission, and Votes in
House and Senate.
XIV. Tlie Amnesty Act and tlie Supple-
mental Civil Rights Bills 23-85
Amnesty Act as Passed and Approved, and
President Grant's Proclamation thereun-
der—Supplemental Civil Rights £iU passed
by Senate—House Amnesty Bill of January,
1872? with Action of the Senate thereon—
House Amnesty Bill of April, 1871, with
Action of the Senate thereon—Other Am-
nesty Bills of the House—The Supplement-
ary Civil Rights Bill in the House.
XV. Tlie "Ku Kimx" Act and tlie proposed
extension of it, and tlie Amendatory
Enforcement Act of Forty-Second Con-
gress , , 85-91
The " Ku Klux" act, and votes on passage—
Votes in House on Enlistment and Habeas
Corpus clauses—Votes in Senate on extension
of the latter, on Mr. Sherman's proposition
to assess damages, and on Habeas Corpus
clause—Votes in House on Assessment sec-
tion—Proposed extension of ^Habeas Corpus
section, and votes in -Senate and House—
Amendatory Enforcement Act, and votes in
Senate and House.
XVI. Tariff and Taxation 91-96
Bill to repeal duties on Tea and CoffeeTand
votes in House and Senate—The Tariff Act,
and votes in House and Senate—Bill to re-
peal the duties on Salt, and vote in the
House—Billto repeal the duties on Coal, and
vote in the House-^ResoTutions in-House- by
Messrs. Hibbard on Tariff-- Reform* Kelley
on Revenue Reform, Bell on Taxation, Hale
on Free Salt and Coal, and Cox on Pig Iron.
XVII. Relation* «*f tiie United States and
Great Britain ...9^-108
Copy of the Treaty of Washington and Pres-
ident Grant's Message transmitting- to the
Senate the proposed Supplemental Article—
The Tribunal, of Arbitration; at Geneva—
Copy of the Johnson-Clarendon. Convention.
XVIII. Female Suffrage '....TO 8-181
Report of the Majority of the Committee ;of
Judiciary, by Mr. Bingham, and of the Mi-
nority, by Mr. Loughridge—Report of the
Judiciary Committee of the Senate, by Mr.
Carpenter—Votes in the Legislatures of Iowa,
Maine,'and Massachusetts-?-Action in Utah
XIX. Commoft-School Bill ...133-134:
Votes in House -on the bill to provide a
National Education Fund, and on Amend-
XX. St. Croix and Bayfield Railroad
Bill. v .,.. 134-137
Votes in Senate on passing, and in House
on tabling, referring, amending,, and-finally
XXI. Miscellaneous .....137-133
House bills to repeal the "Test-Oath," and
the Teuure-of'Otfice Acts—Vote in House
on bill to receive "legal tender" notes for
one third of the customs—Resolutions on the
treatment of Prisoners of War; the disposi-
tion of the Public Lands, the action of the
Secretary of the Treasury, and the Privileges
of the House—Vote in the Legislature of New
Xbrk in 1872 rescinding a resolution pur-
porting to withdraw a previous ratification
of the XVth Amendment—Action of the
Legislature of New Jersey in 1871 on the
XVth Amendment—Proposed change in
Constitution of Ohio in 1867, and vote of
the people on a Constitutional Convention—
Act to call a Constitutional Convention in
Pennsylvania—The first bill for the.recon-
struction of the insurrectionary States (in
Thirty-SeventlrCOngress)^-Elections of 1872
in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode
Island—President Grant's Letter to Supple-
mentary Civil Rights Meeting in Washing-
XXII. State Platforms of 1871 and 1873„
1871—Republican and Democratic : Illinois,
Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York,
Ohio, (and "New Departure,") Pennsyl-
vania, Wisconsin; Republican: Califor-
nia, Maryland, Massachusetts," Michigan,
New Hampshire, Virginia; Democratic;
1873—Republican, Democratic, and Liberal
Republican: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mis-
souri, New Jersey; Republican, Democratic,
and Labor Reform: Alabama, Connecticut,
Pennsylvania; Republican and Democratic:
r| Arkansas,'(2 wings ^Republican,) California,
Georgia," Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Mich-
igan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York,
(and Colored People's,) North Carolina,
Ohio, (and Prohibition,) Oregon. South Caro-
lina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia,
WestVtrginia,Wisconsin ; Republican: Dela-
ware, Florida, Louisiana, (2 wings, and Re-
form,) Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hamp-
shire, Vermont, Washington 14:8-181
XXIII;; Statistical'' Tables........... 183-303
A*-Population and ■• Elections toy
Popular and Electoral Vote of 1868 by
States—State Elections of 1870 and 1871—
Apportionment andr Electoral College under
Censuses of I860 and 1870—Population, by
, States, under Censuses of 1860and 1870.
B. Wealth, Local Debts aad Taxa-
tion , ........183
True Value of Real and Personal Estate, by
States, under Censuses of 1850,1860, and 1870—
State, County, Town, and City Taxation,
under Censuses of 1860 and 1870—3tate,
County, Town, and City Debt under Census
C. Agricultural Statistics.. 184
Value of Farms and Farm Products in Uni-
ted States and Territories, under Censuses of
1850,1860, and 1870.
D. Manufactures .,'191
Statement showing the total value ;of manu-
factures at the censuses of 1850,1860, and 1370.
E. Public Lands 185.-186
Statement showing the total of the Public
Lands of the United States; the quantity sold;
entered under homestead laws; granted for
military services, agricultural colleger, rail-
roads, canals, schools, universities, and all
other purposes. The total amount disposed
of, and the number of acres unappropriated,
contained in the various States and Terri-
P. Putolic Debt 184:
Statement showing the principal of the
Public Debt for each year, from 1857 to 1872.
inclusive, with a summary of the amount of
the debt at the close of each Administration,
from Washington to this date.
G-. Estimate of annual reduction of-Tax-
• ation under acts of 1866, 1867, 1863,
T870, and ISlJi, in Internal He venue
and Customs.,..,... I&5
H. Tatmlar statements showing the rate
of duty on eaoharticlo uwdei: the .Tai iff
acts; of 1870 and 1813, the Free 1,1st
under aflts of 1873^ and the clia «ges -tin
tiie Internal Revenue Taxation under
tne same acts ;.vi9!3-£03
I. "Votes on G-eiieraX Tariff Ac -s from
18*3 to 1870 .186
Statement showingthe votes by States, in
House of Representatives, for the tariff acts
of 1842; 1840, 1857,1861, 1862,. 1864, 1865, 1866,
«J. The Electoral .College,, distributed ?>y
States and sect a oris, txa established toy
the Censuses of 1*30 O and 18*0... 185
K. Revenues and Expenditures of the
Government for the fiscal years 1 860,
1 861,1 863,1 863,1 864,1 865,1866,1867,
1868, 1869, 1870, and 1871 187-191
The Revenues are exhibited under the heads
of Customs, Internal Revenue, Direct Taxes,
Public Lands, and Miscellaneous Sources.
The expenditures are exhibited under the
heads of Civil List, Foreign Intercourse,
Navy Department, War Department, Pen-
sions, Indians, Miscellaneous, and Interest
Or the Public Debt, with a note covering
those of the Post Office Department. Also,
the Gold Fluctuations are given for each
quarter from 1862 to 1870. Also, a full state-
ment of the Items of Expenditure making
up the various heads into which the Ex-
penditures are divided.
XXIV. National Platforms of 1873, and
Acceptance of Candidates 203-313
Proceedings and Platform of the Republican
National Convention—Letters of Acceptance
from President Grant and Senator Wilson-
Proceedings and Platform of the "Liberal
Republican" Convention—Letters of Accept-
ance from Mr. Greeley and Governor
Brown—Proceedings and Platform of the
Democratic National Convention—Proceed-
ings and Platform of the National Labor
Reform Convention —Responses and decli-
nations of Judge Davis and Governor
„ „ 215-235
MEMBERS OF EORTY-EIRST CONGRESS.
Third Session, December 5,1870—March 3,1871. 1 Louisiana—John S. Harris, William P. Kel
Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate.
George C. Gorham, of California, Secretary.
Maine—hot M. Morrill, Hannibal Hamlin.
New Hampshire—-Aaron H. Cragin, James W. Patterson.
Vermont—Justin S. Morrill, George F. Edmunds.
Massachusetts—Henry Wilson, Charles Sumner.
Rhode Island—Henry B. Anthony, William Sprague.
Connecticut—Orris S. Ferry, William A. Buckingham.
JSfeio York—Roscoe Conkling, Reuben E. Fenton.
Neio Jersey—Alexander G. Cattell, John P. Stockton.
Pennsylvania—Simon Cameron, John Scott.
Delaware—Willard Saulsbury, Thomas F. Bayard.
Maryland—George Vickers, William T. Hamilton.
Virginia—John W. Johnston, John F. Lewis.
North Carolina—Joseph C. Abbott, John Pool.
Sowth Carolina—Thomas J. Robertson, Frederick A. Sawyer.
Georgia*—E. V. M. Miller, Joshua Hill.
Alabama—Willard Warner, George E. Spencer.
Mississippi — Hiram R. Revels, Adelbert Ames.
Ohio—John Sherman, Allen G. Thurman.
Kentucky—Thomas C. McCreery, Garrett Davis.
Tennessee—Joseph S. Fowler, William G. Brownlow.
Indiana—Oliver P. Morton, Daniel D. Pratt.
Illinois—Richard Yates, Lyman Trumbull.
Missouri—Francis P. Blair, jr.,* Carl Schurz.
Arkansas—Alexander McDonald, Benjamin F. Rice.
Michigan — Jacob M. Howard, Zachariah Chandler.
Florida—Thomas W. Osborn, Abijah Gilbert.
Texas—Morgan C. Hamilton, James W. Flanagan.
Ioiva—James B. Howell, James Harlan.
Wisconsin—Timothy 0. Howe, Matthew H. Carpenter.
California—Cornelius Cole, Eugene Casserly.
Minnesota—Ozora P. Stearns,f Alexander Ramsey.
Oregon—George H. Williams, Henry W. Corbett.
Kansas—Edmund G. Ross, Samuel C. Pome* roy.
West Virginia—Waitman T. Willey,-Arthur I. Boreman.
Nevada—James W. Nye, William M. Stewart.
•Mr..Miller qualified February 24,1871 > Mr. Hill, February 1,1871.
* Qualified January 25,1871. in place of Daniel T Jewett, who qualified December 22, 1870, under executive appointment, to fill the vacancy caused December 19,1870, by the resignation of Charles D. Drake.
t Qualified January 23,1871, in place of William Windom, who qualified December 5, 1870, under executive appointment, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel S. Norton, July 13,1870.