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New Jersey, vice ADoLPH. E. BoRIE, of Pennsylvania, resigned June 25, 1869. Postmaster General—JoHN A. J. CREsweLL, of Maryland. Secretary of the Interior—JAcoB D. Cox, of Ohio Attorney General—E. RocKwKLL HoAR, of Massachusetts.

MEMBERS OF THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS. First Session, March 4, 1869–April 10, 1869.

Senate. SCHUYLER Col.FAx, of Indiana, Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate. George C. Gorham, of California, Secretary. Maine—William Pitt Fessenden, Hannibal Ham

lin. 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. New York–Roscoe Conkling, Reuben E. Fenton. New Jersey–Alexander G. Cattell, John P. Stockton, Pennsylvania—Simon Cameron, John Scott. Delaware—Willard Saulsbury, Thomas F. Bay

Nevada—James W. Nye, William M. Stewart. Nebraska—John M. Thayer, Thomas W. Tipton.

House of Representatives.

JAMES G. BLAINE, of Maine, Speaker. Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania, Clerk Maine–John Lynch, Samuel P. Morrill, James G. Blaine, John A. Peters, Eugene Hale. New Hampshire”–Jacob H. Ela, Aaron F. Stevens, Jacob Benton. Vermont—Charles W. Willard, Luke P. Poland, Worthington C. Smith. Massachusetts—James Buffinton, Oakes Ames, Ginery Twichell, Samuel Hooper, Benjamin F. Butler, Nathaniel P. Banks, George S. Boutwell,f George F. Hoar, William B. Washburn, Henry L. Dawes. Rhode Island–Thomas A. Jenckes, Nathan F. Dixon. Connecticutt—Julius Strong, Stephen W. Kellogg, Henry H. Starkweather, William H. Barnum. New York—Henry A. Reeves, John G. Schumaker, Henry W. Slocum, John Fox, John Morrissey, Samuel S. Cox, Hervey C Calkin, James Brooks, Fernando Wood, Clarkson N. Potter, George W. Greene, John H. Ketcham, John A. Griswold, Stephen L. May.htm, Adolphus H. Tanner, Orange Ferriss, William A. Wheeler, £ Sanford, Charles Knapp, Addison H. Laflin, Alexander H. Bailey, John C. Churchill, Dennis McCarthy, George W. Cowles, William H. Kelsey, Giles W. Hotchkiss, Hamilton Ward, Noah Davis, John Fisher, David S. Bennett, Porter Sheldon. New Jersey–William Moore, Charles Haight, John T. Bird, John Hill, Orestes Cleveland. Pennsylvania—Samuel J. Randall, Charles O'Neill, Leonard £ William D. Kelley, John R. Reading, John D Stiles, Washington Townsend, J. Lawrence Getz, Oliver J. Dickey, Henry L. Cake, Daniel M. Van Auken, George W. Woodward, Ulysses Mercur, John Packer, Richard J. Haldeman, John Cessna, Daniel J. Morrell, William H. Armstrong, . Glenni W. Scofield, Calvin W. Gilfillan #. cancy), James S. Negley, Darwin Phelps, Joseph B. Donley. Delaware—Benjamin T. Biggs. Maryland—Samuel Hambleton, Stevenson Archer, Thomas Swann, Patrick Hamill, Frederick Stone. North Carolina—Clinton L. Cobb, David Heaton, Oliver H. Dockery, John T. Deweese, Israel G. Lash, Francis E. Shober." Alexander H. Jones. South Carolina—B. F. Whittemore, C. C. Bowen, Solomon L. Hoge,” (vacancy.) Louisiana—(Vacancy,) Lionel A. Sheldon, *** (vacancy,) (vacancy.) Ohio–Peter W. Strader, Job E. Stevenson, * Qualified March 15. Resigned March 12. Messrs. Strong, Kellogg, and Starkweather qualified April 9, 1869; Mr. Barnum did not appear. ountr not qualify, by reason of absence from the c £ed April 9, 1869, in place of John Moffet, £ qualify, disabilities not having been re"imited on prima facie, yeas 101, nays 39, and

ard.
Maryland–George Wickers, William T. Hamil-
ton.*
North Carolina—John C. Abbott, John Pool.
South Carolina—Thomas J. Robertson, Frederick
A. Sawyer.
Alabama—Willard Warner, George E. Spencer.
Louisiana—John S. Harris, William P. Kellogg.
Ohio—John Sherman, Allen G. Thurman.
Kentucky–Thomas C. McCreery, Garrett Davis.
Tennessee—Joseph S. Fowler, William G. Brown-
"low.
Indiana–Oliver P. Morton, Daniel D. Pratt.
Illinois—Richard Yates, Lyman Trumbull.
Missouri—Charles D. Drake, Carl Schurz.
Arkansas–Alexander McDonald, Benjamin F.
Rice.
Michigan–Jacob M. Howard, Zachariah Chand-
ler.
Florida—Thomas W. Osborn, Abijah Gilbert.
Iowa–James W. Grimes, James Harlan.
Wisconsin–Timothy O. Howe, Matthew H. Car-
penter.
California–Cornelius Cole, Eugene Casserly.
Minnesota–Daniel S. Norton, Alexander Ramsey.
Oregon–George H. Williams, Henry W. Corbett.
Kansas–Edmund G. Ross, Samuel C. Pomeroy.
West Virginia-Waitman T. Willey, Arthur I.
Boreman.
other officers described, shall not be, directly or indi-
rectly, concerned or interested in carrying on the busi-
ness of trade or commerce, or be owner, in whole or in
part, of any sea vessel, or purchase, by himself or
another in trust for him, '' lands or other pub-
lic property, or be concerned in the purchase or dis-
osal of any public securities of any State or of the
'' States, or take or apply to his own use any
emolument or gain for negotiating or transacting an
business in the said Department other than what shall
be allowed by law, Mr. Boutwell qualified March 12
1869. , Mr. Schofield remained Secretary of War unti

March 12, when Mr. Rawlins qualified
*Qualified March 25, 1869.

qualified April 8. -
*Qualified April 8, having been voted entitled to the

seat, yeas 85, nays 38.

Robert C. Schenck, William Lawrence, William Mungen, John A. Smith, James J. Winans, John Beatty, Edward F. Dickinson, Truman H. Hoag, John T. Wilson, Philadelph Van Trump, George W. Morgan, Martin Welker, Eliakim H. Moore, John A. Bingham, Jacob A. Ambler, William H. Upson, James A. Garfield. Kentucky—Lawrence S. Trimble, William N. Sweeney, J. S. Golladay, J. Proctor Knott, Boyd Winchester, Thomas L. Jones, James B. Beck, George M. Adams, John M. Rice. Tennessee–Roderick R. Butler, Horace Maynard, William B. Stokes, Lewis Tillman, William F. Prosser, Samuel M. Arnell, Isaac R. Hawkins, William J. Smith. Indiana–William E. Niblack, Michael C. Kerr, William S. Holman, George W. Julian, John Coburn, Daniel W. Voorhees, Godlove S. Orth, James N. Tyner, John P. C. Shanks, William Williams, Jasper Packard. Illinois–Norman B. Judd, John F. Farnsworth, Ellihu B. Washburne,” John B. Hawley, Ebon C. Ingersoll, Burton C. Cook, Jesse H. Moore, Shelby M. Cullom, Thompson W. McNeely, Albert G. Burr, Samuel S. Marshall, John B. Hay, John M. Crebs, John A. Logan.

Missouri–Erastus Wells, Gustavus A. Finkeln-
burg, James R. McCormick, Sempronius H.
Boyd, Samuel S. Burdett, Robert T. Van
Horn, Joel F. Asper, John F. Benjamin, Da-
vid P. Dyer.
Arkansas-Logan H. Roots, A. A. C. Rogers,
Thomas Boles.
Michigan–Fernando C. Beaman, William L.
Stoughton, Austin Blair, Thomas W. Ferry,
Omar D. Conger, Randolph Strickland.
Florida—Charles M. Hamilton.
Iowa–George W. McCrary, William Smyth,
William # Allison, William Loughridge,
Frank W. Palmer, Charles Pomeroy.
Wisconsin–Halbert E. Paine, Benjamin F.
Hopkins, Amasa Cobb, Charles A. Eldridge,
Philetus Sawyer, Cadwalader C. Washburn.
California—Samuel B. Axtell, Aaron A. Sar-
gent, James A. Johnson.
Minnesota—Morton S. Wilkinson, Eugene M.
Wilson.
Oregon–Joseph S. Smith.
Kansas–Sidney Clarke.
West Virginia—Isaac H. Duval, James C. Mc-
Grew, John S. Witcher.
Nevada—Thomas Fitch.
Nebraska—John Taffe.

*Resigned March 6.

XLII.

POLITICAL WOTES IN FIRST SESSION OF FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS.

Additional Reconstruction Legislation.

AN ACT authorizing the submission of the constitutions of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas to a vote of the people, and authorizing the election of State officers, provided by the said constitutions, and members of Congress. Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the United States, at such time as he may deem best for the public interest, may submit the constitution which was framed by the convention which met in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, the 3d day of December, 1867, to the voters of said State, registered at the date of said submission, for ratification or rejection, and may also submit to a separate vote such provisions of said constitution as he may deem best, such vote to be taken either upon each of the said provisions alone, or in connection with the other portions of said constitution, as the President may direct. SEC. 2. That at the same election the voters of said State may vote for and elect members of the General Assembly of said State, and all the officers of said State provided for by the said constitution, and £ of Congress; and the officer commanding the district of Virginia shall cause the lists of registered voters of said State to be revised, enlarged, and corrected prior to such election, according to law, and for that

purpose may appoint such registrars as he may deem necessary. And said elections shall be held, and returns thereof made, in the manner provided by the acts of Congress commonly called the reconstruction acts.

SEC. 3. That the President of the United States may in like manner submit the constitution of Texas to the voters of said State at such time and in such manner as he may direct, either the entire constitution, or separate provisions of the same, as provided in the 1st section of this act, to a separate vote; and at the same election the voters may vote for and elect the members of the £ and all the State officers provided for in said constitution, and members of Congress: Provided, also, That no election shall be held in said State of Texas for any purpose until the President so directs.

SEC. 4. That the President of the United States may in like manner re-submit the constitution of £ to the voters of said State at such time and in such manner as he may direct, either the entire constitution or separate provisions of the same, as provided in the 1st section of this act, to a separate vote; and at the same election the voters may vote for and elect the members of the legislature and all the State officers provided for in said constitution, and members of Congress.

SEC. 5. That if either of said constitutions shall be ratified at such election, the Legislature of the State so ratifying, elected as provided for in this act, shall assemble at the capital of said State on the fourth Tuesday after the official promulgation of such ratification by the military officer commanding in said State.

SEC. 6. That before the States of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas shall be admitted to representation in Congress, their several legislatures, which may be hereafter lawfully organized, shall ratify the fifteenth article which has been proposed by Congress to the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

SEC 7. That the proceedings in any of the said States shall not be deemed final, or operate as a complete restoration thereof, until their action, respectively, shall be approved by Con

ress. Approved April 10, 1869. The final votes on this act were as follow:

IN SENATE, April 9.

YEAs–Messrs. Abbott, Boreman, Brownlow, Buckingham, Carpenter, Cattell, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Fenton, Ferry, Fessenden, Hamlin, Harris, IIoward, Howe, McDonald, Morrill, Morton, Nye, Patterson, Pomeroy, Pratt, Ramsey, Rice, Ilobertson, Ross, Sawyer, Schurz, Scott, Sherman, Spencer, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Warner, Willey, Williams, Wilson–44.

NAYs-Messrs. Bayard, Casserly, Davis, Fowler, McCreery, Norton, Sprague, Stockton, Thurman–0.

IN House, April 9.

YEAs–Messrs. Ambler, Ames, Armstrong, Asper, Banks, Beaman, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Bowen, Boyd, Buffinton, B. F. Butler, Cake, Cessna, Churchill, Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. Cobb, Coburn, Cook, Conger, Cullom, Dawes, Deweese, Dockery, Duval, Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, 'i Finkelnburg, Fitch, Gilfillan, Hale, Hawley. IIay, Heaton, Hoar, IIooper, Hopkins, Hotchkiss. Ingersoll, Alexander II. Jones, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Rellogg. Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin. Lash, Logan, Loughridge. Lynch, Maynard, McCarthy, McCrary, McGrew, Mercur, william Moore, Morrell, Myers, Negley, O'Neill, Orth, Packard, Paine, Palmer. Phelps, Poland, l'omeroy, Prosser. Roots, Sargent, Sawyer, Scofield, Shanks, Lionel A. Sheldon, Porter Sheldon, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, William Smyth, Starkweather, Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland, Strong, Tanner, Tillman, Townsend, Twichell, Tyner, Upson, Van Morn, Ward, Cadwalder C, Washburn, Welker, Wheeler, Whittemore, Wilkinson, Willard, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans, Witcher--108.

NAYs–Messrs. Adams, Archer, Axtell, Biggs, Bird, Brooks, Burr, Cleveland, Crets, Eldridge, Getz, Golladay. Griswold, IIaldeman, Hamill, Mawkins, Holman, Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, Knott, Marshall, Mayham, McCormick, McNeely, Nilack, Potter, Reeves, Slocum, Stone, Swann, Sweeney, Trimble, Van Auken, Van Trump, Voorhees, Wells, Eugene M. Wilson, Winchester, Woodward-39.

Previous Votes.

IN House. 1869, April 8—The House passed the following bill:

AN ACT authorizing the submission of the constitutions of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas to a vote of the people, and authorizing the election of State officers, provided by the said constitutions, and members of Congress. Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the United States, at such time as he may deem best for the public interest, may submit the constitution which was framed by the convention which met in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, the 3d day

of December, 1867, to the registered voters of said State for ratification or rejection, and may also submit to a separate vote such provisions of said constitution, as he may deem best, such vote to be taken either upon each of the said provisions alone, or in connection with the other portions of said constitution, as the President may direct. SEC. 2 That at the same election the voters of said State may vote for and elect members of the general assembly of said State, and all the officers of said State provided for by the said constitution, and members of Congress; and the officer commanding the district of Virginia shall cause the lists of registered voters of said State to be revised and corrected prior to such election, and for that purpose may appoint such registrars as he may deem necessary. And said election shall be held and returns thereof made in the manner provided by the election ordinance adopted by the convention which framed said constitution. SEC. 3. That the President of the United States may in like manner submit the constitution of Texas to the voters of said State at such time and in such manner as he may direct, either the entire constitution, or separate provisions of the same, as provided in the 1st section of this act, to a separate vote; and at the same election the voters may vote for and elect the members of the legislature and all the State officers provided for in said constitution, and members of Congress: Provided, also, That no election shall be held in said State of Texas for any purpose until the President so directs. SEC. 4. That the President of the United States may in like manner re-submit the constitution of Mississippi to the voters of said State, at such time and in such manner as he may direct, either the entire constitution or separate provisions of the same, as provided in the 1st section of this act, to a separate vote; and at the same election the voters may vote for and elect the members of the legislature and all the State officers provided for in said constitution, and members of Congress. SEC. 5. That if either of said constitutions shall be ratified at such election, the legislature of the State so ratifying, elected as provided for in this act, shall assemble at the capital of said States, respectively, on the fourth Tuesday after the official promulgation of such ratification by the military officer commanding in said State. SEC 6. That in either of said States the commanding general, subject to the approval of the President of the United States, may suspend, until the action of the legislature elected under the constitution £ all laws that he may deem unjust and oppressive to the people.

Yeas 125, nays 25, (not voting 47) as follow:

YEAs–Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Armstrong. Arnell, Artell, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Deck, £ Blair, Boles. Bowen, Brooks, Buffinton, Burdett, Benjamin F. Butler, Roderick R. Butler. Calkin, Cessna, Churchill, Clarke, AmasaCobb, Clinton L. Cobb. Coburn, Cook, Conger, Crebs, Cullom, bavis, Dawes, Deweese, Dickey, Dickinson, Dixon, Dockery, Donley, Duval, Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Finckelnburg. Fisher, Fitch, Garfield, Gilfillan. IIale, IIawley. IIay, IIeaton, Hill, . Hoar, IIoge, Hopkins, IIotchkiss, Ingersoll, Jenckes, Alexander II. Jones, Judd, Julian, 1...elley, Kelsey, Retcham £ Laflin, Lash, Lawrence, Logan, Loughridge, 'Lync , McCarthy, McCormick, McCrary, McGrew, William Moore, Morgan, Morrell, Morrill, Negley, O'Neill. Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine, Palmer, Phelps, Poland, Pomeroy. Prosser, Roots. Sanford, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Shanks; Sheldon, Slocum, John A. Smith, William J. Smith, William Smyth, Stevens. Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton, Strickland. Tanner. Tillman. Townsend, Tyner. Upson, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn. William B. Washburn, Welker, Wheeler, Whittemore, Wilkinson, Willard, Williams, John T. Wilson, v.inans, Witcher, Woodward—1-5. NAYs–Messrs. Adams, Archer, Biggs, Bird, Burr. CleveRand, Eldridge, Getz. Golladay, Haldeman, Hamill, Holman, Thomas L. Jones. Kerr, Knott, McNeely, Moffet, Ni lack, Potter, Randall, Reeves, Sweeney, Trumble, Wells, Winchester-25. IN SENATE. 1869, April 9 : The House bill pending, Mr. Morton moved this as a new section: That, before the States of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas shall be admitted to representa: tion in Congress, their several legislatures, which may be hereafter lawfully organized, shall ratify the fifteenth article which has been proposed by Congress to the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Which was agreed to–yeas 30, nays 20, as follow :

YEAs–Messrs. Abbott, Brownlow, Buckingham, Car" penter, Chandler, Cole, Drake, IIarris, Howard, McDonald, Morrill. Morton, Nye. Osborn, Pool, Pratt. Ramsey, Rice, 1:0bertson. Ross. Schurz. Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Warner, Williams, Wilson, Yates

NAYs–Messrs. Anthony, Bayard, Boreman, Casserly, Conkling, Davis, Edmunds, Fenton, Ferry, Fessenden, Fowler, AcCrcery, Norton, i’atterson, Sawyer, Sprague, Stockton, Thurman, Trumbull, Willey—20.

A few unimportant changes were made, and the bill passed both Houses, as above.

[A # passed the House of Representatives. December 9, 1868, providing for an election in Virginia on the 27th of May, 1869, on the constitution and for State £ and for members of Congress, the legislature to meet September 7. It passed without a division. The bill was reported in Senate from the Judiciary Committee, with amendments, February 10, 1869, but was not called up.

The general provisions of the bill were these: That the constitution adopted by the convention which met in Itichmond, Virginia, on the 3d day of December, A. D. 1867, be submitted for ratification on the day above named to the voters of the State of Virginia, who shall then be registered and qualified as such in compliance with the acts of Congress known as the reconstruction acts. The vote on said constitution shall be “for the constitution,” or “against the constitution.” The said election shall be held at the same places where the election for delegates to said convention was held, and under the regulations to be prescribed by the commanding general of the military district, and the returns made to him as directed by law.

It is provided by the second section that an election shall be held at the same time and places for members of the general assembly and for all State officers to be elected by the people under said constitution; the election for State officers to be conducted under the same regulations as the election for the ratification of the constitution and by the same persons. The returns of this election shall be in duplicate; one copy to the commanding general and one £ to the president of said convention, who shall give certificates of election to the persons elected.

The officers elected shall enter upon the duties of the offices for which they are chosen as soon as elected and qualified in compliance with the provisions of said constitution, and shall hold their respective offices for the term of years prescribed by the constitution, counting from the 1st day of January next, and until their successors are elected and qualified. The third section provides that an election for members of the United States Congress shall be held in the congressional districts as established by said convention, one member of Congress being elected in the State at large, at the same time and places as the election for State officers; said election to be conducted by the same persons and under the same regulations before mentioned in this act; the returns to be made in the same manner provided for State officers. By the fourth section it is provided that no person shall act either as a member of any board of registration to revise and correct the registration of voters as provided in section seven of the act of July 19, 1867, amendatory of the act of March 2, 1867, entitled “An act for the more efficient government of the rebel States,” &c., or as a judge, commissioner, or other officer, at an election to be held under the provisions of this act, who is a candidate for any office at the elections to be held as herein provided for. The fifth section provides that the general assembly elected under and by virtue of this act shall assemble at the capitol, in the city of Richmond, on first Tuesday in September, 1869. The Senate committee's amendments were: To submit, at the same election, to a separate vote of said voters, the question whether the fourth subdivision of the first section of the third article and the seventh section of the third article of said constitution shall constitute a part thereof, and the vote on said question shall be “for disqualification” or “against disqualification.” Also, to substitute the following for the fifth section : In case a majority of all the votes cast on the ratification of the constitution shall be “for the constitution,” the general assembly elected under and by virtue of this act shall assemble at the capitol, in the city of Richmond, on the first Tuesday of July, 1869; but if a majority of the votes cast on the question of ratification be against said constitution, said general assembly shall not convene nor shall any person elected to office under the provisions of this act enter upon the discharge of the duties thereof in pursuance of said election. The provision of the constitution voted upon separately shall constitute a part of the constitution if a majority of the votes cast upon it be “for disqualification;” but if a majority of the votes cast on that question be “against disqualification,” it shall not constitute part of the constitution.]

The Mississippi Bill.

IN House. 1869, March—Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, from the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the following bill: A BILL to provide for the organization of a provisional government for the State of Mississippi.

Be it enacted, &c., That for the better security of persons and property in Mississippi, the constitutional convention of said State, heretofore elected under and in pursuance of an act of Congress, passed March 2, 1867, entitled “An act for the more efficient government of the rebel States,” and the several acts of Congress supplementary thereto and amendatory thereof, and as organized at the time of its adjournment, is hereby authorized to assemble forthwith upon the call of the president thereof; and in case of his failure for thirty days to summon said convention, then the commanding general of the fourth military district is hereby authorized and required to summon by proclamation said convention to assemble at the capital of said State; and said convention shall have, and it is hereby authorized to exercise, the following powers in addition to the powers now authorized by law, to wit: to appoint a provisional governor; to authorize the provisional governor of said State to remove and appoint registrars and judges of elections under said acts of Congress, who shall not be voted for at elections within their own precincts; to submit to the people of said State the constitution heretofore framed by said convention, either with or without amendments; to provide by ordinance that the votes for and against said constitution and for and against the clauses thereof submitted by this act to a separate vote, together with the votes cast for and against all State and local officers voted for under said constitution, shall be forwarded to the provisional governor by the judges of election, and shall be counted in the presence of the provisional governor, the general commanding the military district of Mississippi, and such committee as the convention may appoint for that purpose; and it shall be the duty of said provisional governor, commanding general, and committee to make proclamation of the result of such elections; to pass laws exempting a homestead not exceeding $1,000 in value, and household furniture, mechanical and farming tools, provisions, and other articles of personal property necessary for the support of a family, not exceeding $500 in value, from seizure or sale upon process for the collection of debts; which laws shall continue in force until repealed or modified by the legislature to be elected under the Constitution; and to pass such ordinances, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, as it may deem necessary to protect all persons in their £ liberty, and property: Provided, That said convention shall not continue in session for more than sixty days: And provided further, That the districts unrepresented from any cause in the convention at the time of its adjournment shall at once proceed to elect duly qualified persons to take seats in said convention. The election of such delegates shall be held under the direction of the commanding general, in accordance with the

rovisions of the act of Congress approved £ 2, 1867, entitled “An act for the more efficient government of the rebel States,” and the acts supplementary thereto; and certificates of election shall be awarded to the candidates £ the highest number of votes: And provided, also, That said convention may submit

any one or more provisions of said proposed constitution to a separate vote. SEC. 2. That the several ordinances which may be passed by the constitutional convention of said State within the limitations as herein provided, shall be in force in said State until disapproved by Congress, or until Mississippishall have adopted a constitution of State government and the same shall have been approved by Congress: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall deprive any person of trial by jury in the courts of said State for offences against the laws of said State. SEC. 3. That the military commander in said State, upon the requisition of the provisional governor thereof, shall give aid to the officers of the provisional government of said State in preserving the peace and enforcing the laws, and especially in suppressing unlawful obstructions # forcible resistance to the execution of the aWS. SEC. 4. That the said provisional governor may remove from office in said State any person holding office therein, and may appoint a successor in his stead, and may also fill all vacancies that may occur by death, resignation, or otherwise, subject, however, in all removals and ap3ointments, to the orders and directions of the resident of the United States; and the President of the United States may at any time remove the said provisional governor and appoint a successor in his stead. SEC. 5. That if at any election authorized in the State of Mississippi any person shall knowingly personate and falsely assume to vote in the name of any other person, whether such other person shall then be living or dead, or if the name of the said other person be the name of a fictitious person, or vote more than once at the same election for any candidate for the same office, or vote at a place where he may not be lawfully entitled to vote, or without having a lawful right to vote, or falsely register as a voter, or do any unlawful act to secure a right or an opportunity for himself or other person to vote, or shall, by force, fraud, threat, menace, intimidation, bribery, reward, offer, or promise of any valuable thing whatever, or by any contract for employment, or labor, or for any right whatever, or otherwise attempt to prevent any voter who may at any time be qualified from freely exercising the right of suffrage, or shall by either of such means induce any voter to refuse or neglect to exercise such right, or compel or induce, by either of such means, or otherwise, any officer of an election to receive a vote from a person not legally qualified or entitled to vote, or interfere to hinder or impede in any manner any officer in any election in the discharge of his duties, or by either of such means, or otherwise, induce any officer in any election, or officer whose dut it is to ascertain, announce, or declare the result of any vote, or give or make any certificate, document, or evidence in relation thereto, to violate or refuse to comply with his duty or any law regulating the same, or if any such officer shall neglect or refuse to perform any duty required of him by law, or violate any duty imposed by law, or do any act unauthorized by law relating to or affecting any such vote, election,

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