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POLITICAL MANUAL FOR 1870,

INCLUDING A CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF THE IMPORTANT

EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, JUDICIAL,

AND

GENERAL FACTS OF THE PERIOD,

From July 15, 1869, to July 15, 1870.

BY EDWARD MCPHERSON, LL.D.,

OLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES.

WASHINGTON CITY:
PHILP & SOLOMONS.

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Stereotyped By MCGILL & WITHEROW, ___washington, D. C.

PREFACE.

The record contained in the Manual for 1870, extending from July 15, 1869, to July 15, 1870, is full of importance to all interested in public affairs.

The Judicial Decisions contained in it, touch questions both difficult and delicate, and the final action on the XVth Amendment, and the Act for its enforcement, together with the restoration of the remaining States, close a struggle among the most memorable in human annals.

The chapter on Land Subsidies is the record of the opening of a new question, which promises to enter largely into the political movements of the day.

The Financial legislation will attract attention, as well from the variety of subjects embraced within it, as the extent of the interests involved.

The fullness with which the facts are gathered and presented, will, it is hoped, be satisfactory to all who have occasion to consult these pages.

In the votes, the names of Republicans are printed in roman, those of all others in italics.

EDWARD MCPHERSON. WASHINGTON, July 15, 1870.

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