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STATEMENT OF THE PUBLIC DEBT OF THE UNITED STATES, JULY 1, 1869.-Continued.
Bonds issued to the Union Pacific Railroad Company and Branches, Interest Payable in Lawful Money.
Character of Issue.
When Redeemable or
Interest repaid Balance of inter-
by transportat'n est paid by
of mails, &c. United States.
July 1, 1862, and July 2, Bonds, (Union Pacific 6 per cent. $25,998,000 00 Payable 30 years from January 1 and 1864. Co.)
6,303,000 00 Payable 30 years from January 1 and
1,628,320 00 Payable 30 years from Jan. 1 & July 1
2,362,000 00 Payable 30 years s Jan. 16 & July 16
20,427,000 00 from date. | Jan. 1 & July 1
1,600,000 00 Payable 30 years from January 1 and
and Pike's Peak.)
Letter from General Sherman,
leaders, and the rebel army; and he left me unTHE SURRENDEE OF GENERAL JOS. E. JOHNSTON. der the impression that all he asked of us was To the editor of the Tribune.
to dissipate these armies, and get the soldiers Sir: In your issue of yesterday is a notice of back to their homes anyhow, the quicker the Mr. Healy's picture, representing the interview better, leaving him free to apply the remedy and between Mr. Lincoln, General Grant, Admiral the restoration of civil law. He (Mr. Lincoln) Porter, and myself, which repeats substantially surely, left upon my mind the impression, warthe account published some time ago in Wilkes' ranted by Admiral's Porter's account, that he Spirit of the Timcs explanatory of that inter- had long thought of his course of action when view, and attributing to Mr. Lincoln himself the the rebel armies were out of his way, and that paternity of the terms to General Johnston's he wanted to get civil governments reorganized army at Durham, in April, 1865.*
at the South, the quicker the better, and strictly I am glad you have called public attention to conforming with our general system. the picture itself, because I feel a personal inter- ! I had been absent so long that I presumed, est that Mr. Healy should be appreciated as one of course, that Congress had enacted all the laws of our very best American artists. But some necessary to meet the event of peace so long exfriends here think by silence I may be construed pected, and the near approach of which must as willing to throw off on Mr. Lincoln the odium then have been seen by the most obtuse, and of those terms. If there be any odium, which all I aimed to do was to remit the rebel army I doubt, I surely would not be willing that the surrendering to me to the conditions of the laws least show of it should go to Mr. Lincoln's mem- of the country as they then existed. At the ory, which I hold in too much veneration to be time of Johnston's surrender at Durham, I drew stained by anything done or said by me. I un up the terms with my own hand. Breckinridge derstand that the substance of Mr. Wilkes's orig. had nothing at all to do with them more than inal article was compiled by him after a railroad to discuss their effect, and he knew they only conversation with Admiral Porter, who was pres- applied to the military, and he forth with proent at that interview, as represented in the pic- ceeded to make his escape from the country; a ture, and who made a note of the conversation course that I believe Mr. Lincoln wished that immediately after we separated. He would be Mr. Davis should have succeeded in effecting, as more likely to have preserved the exact words well as all the other leading southern politicians used on the occasion than I, who made no notes, against whom public indignation always turned then or since. I cannot now even pretend to re
with a feeling far more intense than against cail more than the subjects touched upon by the Generals Lee, Johnston, and other purely miliseveral parties, and the impression left on my
tary men. mind after we parted. The interview was in
I repeat, that, according to my memory, Mr. March, nearly a month before the final catastro- Lincoln did not expressly name any specific phe, and it was my part of the plan of opera and gentle frame of mind that would have in
terms of surrender, but he was in that kindly then at Goldsboro', North Carolina, to Burkes- duced him to approve fully what I did, exceptville, Virginia, when Lee would have been forced ing, probably, he would have interlined somo to surrender in Richmond. The true move left modifications, such as recognizing his several to him was a hasty abandonment of Richmond, proclamations antecedent, as well as the laws of join his force to Johnston's, and strike me in the Congress, which would have been perfectly right open country. The only question was, could I and acceptable to me and to all parties. sustain this joint attack till General Grant came
I dislike to open this or any other old ques. up in pursuit? I was confident I could; but at tion, and do it for the reason stated, viz, lest I the very moment of our conversation General be construed as throwing off on Mr. Lincoln Grant was moving General Sheridan's heavy what his friends think should be properly borne force of cavalry to his extreme left to prevent by me alone. this very contingency: Mr. Lincoln, in hearing
If in the original terms I had, as I certainly us speak of a final bloody battle, which I then meant, included the proclamations of the Presithought would fall on me near Raleigh, did ex-dent, they would have covered the slavery quesclaim, more than once, that blood enough had tion and all the real State questions which already been shed, and he hoped that the war caused the war: and had not Mr. Lincoln been would end without any more. We spoke of assassinated at that very moment, I believe those what was to be done with Davis, other party "terms” would have taken the usual course of
approval, modification, or absolute disapproval, * For these terms, see Political Manual for 1866, and and been returned to me, like hundreds of other the Hand-Book of Politics for 1868, p. 121.
official acts, without the newspaper clamor and
unpleasant controversies so unkindly and un- article XII of the said constitution, which is in pleasantly thrust upon me at the time.
the following words: “ That I have never, as a I am, truly, yours,
member of any convention, voted for or signed W. T. SHERMAN, General. any ordinance of secession; that I have never, WASHINGTON, D. C., April 11, 1869.
as a member of any State legislature, voted for
the call of any convention that passed any such *President Grant's Proclamation for the Election ordinance. The above oath shall also be taken
in Mississippi, issued July 13, 1869. by all the city and county officers before enterIn pursuance of the provisions of the act of ing upon their duties, and by all other Stato Congress approved April 10, 1869, I hereby officers not included in the above provision." designate Tuesday, the 30th day of November, I direct the vote to be taken upon each of the as the time for submitting the constitution above cited provisions alone, and upon the other adopted on the 15th day of May, 1868, by the portions of the said constitution in the following convention which met in Jackson, Mississippi, manner, viz: to the voters of said State registered at the date Each voter favoring the ratification of the of such submission, viz, November 30, 1869. constitution, (excluding the provisions above
And I submit to a separate vote that part of quoted,) as adopted by the convention of May section 3 of article VII of said constitution, 15, 1868, shall express his judgment by voting which is in the following words:
FOR THE CONSTITUTION. "That I am not disfranchised in any of the Each voter favoring the rejection of the constiprovisions of the act known as the reconstruc tution, (excluding the provisions above quoted,) tion acts of the 39th and 40th Congresses, and shall express his judgment by voting that I admit the political and civil equality of
AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION. all men; so help me God: Provideu, That if Each voter will be allowed to cast a separate Congress shall at any time remove the disabili- ballot for or against either or both of the provisties of any person disfranchised in the said re- ions above quoted. construction acts of the said 39th and 40th It is understood that sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Congresses, (and the legislature of this State 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, of article XIII, under shall concur therein,) then so much of this oath, the head of Ordinance," are considered as and so much only, as refers to the said recon- forming no part of the said constitution. struction acts, shall not be required of such per In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my son so pardoned to entitle him to be registered.” hand and caused the seal of the United States to
And 'I further submit to a separate vote sec- be affixed. tion 5 of the same article of said constitution, Done at the city of Washington this thirteenth which is in the following words: “No person day of July, in the year of our Lord shall be eligible to any office of profit or trust,
one thousand eight hundred and sixtycivil or military, in this State, who, as a member [SEAL.] nine, and of the independence of the of the legislature, voted for the call of the con
United States of America the ninetyvention that passed the ordinance of secession,
U.S. GRANT. or who, as a delegate to any convention, voted By the President: for or signed any ordinance of secession, or who
HAMILTON Fish, gave voluntary aid, countenance, counsel, or
Secretary of State. encouragement to persons engaged in armed hostility to the United States, or who accepted or attempted to exercise the functions of any *President Grant's Proclamation for the Election office, civil or military, under any authority or
in Texas, issued July 15, 1869. pretended government, authority, power, or In pursuance of the provisions of the act of constitution, within the United States, hostile or Congress approved April 10, 1869; I hereby inimical thereto, except all persons who aided designate Tuesday, the 30th day of November, reconstruction by voting for this convention, or 1869, as the time for submitting the constitution who have continuously advocated the assem- adopted by the convention which met in Austin, bling of this convention, and shall continuously Texas, on the 15th day of June, to the voters of and in good faith advocate the acts of the same; said State, registered at the date of such submisbut the legislature may remove such disability: sion, viz: Provided, That nothing in this section, except I direct the vote to be taken upon the said voting for or signing the ordinance of secession, constitution in the following manner, viz: shall be so construed as to exclude from office Each voter favoring the ratification of the the private soldier of the late so-called Confed-constitution, as adopted by the convention of eratė States army.”.
the 15th of June, 1868, shåll express his judge And I further submit to a separate vote sec- ment by voting tion 5 of article XII of the said constitution, which is in the following words: "The credit of Each voter favoring the rejection of the con. the State shall not be pledged or loaned in aid stitution shall express his judgment by voting of any person, association, or corporation; nor shall 'the State hereafter become a stockholder
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my in any corporation or association."
hand and caused the seal of the United States to And I further submit to a separate vote part be affixed. of the oath of office prescribed in section 26 of Done at the city of Washington, this fifteenth • Received too late for insertion in proper place with
day of July, in the year of our Lord other proclamations.
one thousand eight hundred and sixty.
FOR THE CONSTITUTION.
AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION.
(SEAL.] nine, and of the independence of the Proposed Amendment to Constitution of the United States of America the ninety
United States. fourth.
U. S. GRANT.
At various public meetings the following By the President:
amendment to the preamble of the Constitution HAMILTON Fish,
of the United States has been proposed: Secretary of State.
We, the people of the United States, acknowl
edging Almighty God as the source of all authorFemale Suffrage.
ity and power in civil government, the Lord
Jesus Christ as the ruler among the nations, and The special committee of the Senate of Massa. His will, revealed in the Holy Scriptures, as of chusetts has reported the following amendment supreme authority, in order to constitute a to the constitution of that State:
christian government, form a more perfect union, Article of amendment.-"The word 'male' is establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, hereby stricken from the 3d article of the amend provide for the common defence, promote the ment of the constitution.
Hereafter women general welfare, do ordain and establish this of this Commonwealth shall have the right of Constitution for the United States of America. voting at elections and be eligible to office on the same terms, restrictions, and qualifications, and subject to the same restrictions and disabili
Elections of 1869. ties, as male citizens of this Commonwealth now In NEW HAMPSHIRE the vote was: for Goyare, and no other."
ernor, Onslow Stearns, (Rep.,) 35,733; John Be[This amendment must be approved by two del, (Dem.,) 32,001. successive legislatures, and then submitted to In RHODE ISLAND the vote was: for Governor, the men of the State.]
Seth Paddleford, (Rep.,) 7,359; Symon Pierce, June 2. — It was voted down by the Senate-|(Dem.,) 3,390. yeas 9, nays 22, as follows:
In CONNECTICUT the vote was; for Governor, YEAS.—Messrs. Whiting Griswold, Francis A. Marshall Jewell, (Rep.,) 45,493 ; James E. EngHobart, Nathaniel J. Holden, Richmond King- lish, (Dem.,) 45,082. ' Jewell's majority, 411. man, Charles R. Ladd, Charles Marsh, Robert C.
In MICHIGAN, at the judicial election, Thomas Pitman, (President,) Richard Plumer, Chas. U. M. Cooley was elected justice of the supreme Wheelock-9.
court by 90,705 to 59,886 for 0. Darwin Hughes. NAYS.-Messrs. Geo. O. Brastow, Geo. M. But.
In VIRGINIA the vote was: for Governor, Giltrick, II. II. Coolidge, Sam'l D. Crane, Edmund bert C. Walker, (Cons.,) 119,492; H. H. Wells, Dowse, John B. Hathaway, Estes Howe, George (Rep.,) 101,291— Walker's majority, 18,264. The A. King, C. J. Kittredge, J. N. Marshall, Geo. vote on clauses was: for clause 4, sec. 1, art. III H. Monroe, E. W. Morton, J. R. Palmer, Jos. of constitution, (disfranchising,) 84,410, against G. Pollard,
O. H. P. Smith, George H. Sweetser, 124,360-majority, 39,950; for sec. 7, art. III, George S. Taylor, Edward Thomas, J. S. Todd, (test oath,) 83,458, against 124 715– majority, Harrison Tweed, G. B. Weston, Jonathan White 41,257. For the constitution, 210,585, against -22.
9,136. Not VOTING.-Messrs. Nathaniel E. Atwood, In WASHINGTON Territory the vote was: for Benjamin Dean, A. M. Giles, L. J. Knowles, Delegate to Congress, Garfield, (Rep.) 2,742; John II. Lockey, Charles R. McLean. Daniel Moore, (Dem.,) 2,595—Garfield's majority, 147. Needham, Jos. G. Ray, Geo. M. Rice-9. Proposed XVIth Amendment.
R. T. Daniel's Dispatch to President Grant. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES U.S., 1869, March
RICHMOND, July 7, 1869. 16.—Mr. JULIAN introduced a joint resolution Mr. PRESIDENT: On behalf of the State exproposing the following as the XVIth amend-ecutive committee of the Walker party, I conment to the Constitution of the United States: gratulate you upon the triumph of your policy
ARTICLE XVI. The right of suffrage in the in Virginia. The gratitude of the people for United States shall be based on citizenship, and your liberality is greatly enlivened by the overshall be regulated by Congress, and all citizens whelming majority by which that policy preof the United States, whether native or natural- vails.
R. T. DANIEL ized, shall enjoy this right equally, without any
Chairman distinction or discrimination whatever founded His Excellency U. S. GRANT,
President of the United States.