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POLITICAL MANUAL FOR 1868,

INCLUDING A CLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF THE IMPORTANT

EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, POLITICO-MILITARY,

AND

> GENERAL FACTS OF THE PERIOD,

From April 1, 1867, to July 15, 1868.

BY EDWARD MOPHERSON, LL.D.,

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF T

USE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON CITY:
PHILP & SOLOMONS. **

1868.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

EDWARD MOPHERSON,

· In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia.

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Those who have seen the POLITICAL Manuals of 1866 and 1867 will understand the scope of this volume, when“ told that," upon the same plan it continues the record from the date at which the latter Manual closed, April 1, 1867, to July 15, 1868. This period has witnessed the complete development of the Congressional Plan of Reconstruction and the Restoration' of several States, under it. All the Votes, Acts, Orders, and Papers-connected therewith will be found gathered and appropriately classified."*:* 11. SE

The volume contains an abstract of the various new Constitutions and of the Orders of the Commanders of the several Military Districts; the Votes in Congress, State Legislatures, and at the polls on the various topios, which have arisen; also the action of President Johnson, hig-Proclamations and Orders, the attempted Impeachment by the House of Representatives, with thể Articles, the Answer of the President, and the Judgment of the Senate; and copious Tables, on Revenue and Taxation, Estimates and Appropriations, Banks, Debt, Elections, &c. **

In it will also be found General Grant's Political Record, including a full copy of his Testimony, before the Judiciary Committee, on Reconstruction ; his Correspondence with President Johnson on various subjects; his Politico

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nys 0 5 : 10 2,2 & Military Orders, and his relations to Reconstruction. The usual lists of the Cabinet and Congress; the Votes on Political Bills and Resolutions; the National Platforms of 1852, 1856, 1860 1864, and 1868, with the Letters of Acceptance of the Candidates of the two great parties; and a chapter of General Political Miscellany, will ped, furnish every important politi. cal fact which fairly 'enters -int great political struggle before the

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