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TV. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Cobtirn, Covode, Cullom, Donnelly, Eckley, Ela, Farnsworth,Gravely, Harding, Higby, HopkinB, Hunter, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, William Lawrence, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, Maynard, &cClurg, Mercur, Mullins, Myers, Newcomb, Nunn, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Pile, Price, Schenck, Shanks, Aaron F. Stevens, Thaddeus Stevens, Stokes, Thomas, John Trimble, Trowbridge, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, Thomas Williams, William Williams, Stephen F. Wilson—57.

Nays—Messrs. Adams, Allison, Ames, Archer, Delos R. Ashley, Axtell, Bailey, Raker, Baldwin, Banks, Barnum, Beaman, Beck, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Boyer, Brooks, Buckland, Burr, Gary, Chanter, Cook, Dawes, Dixon, Dodge, Driggs, Eggleston, Eldridge, Eliot, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Garfield, Getz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Griswold, Graver, Haight, Halsey, Hamilton, Hawkins, Hill, Holman, Hooper, Hotchldss, Aeahel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard, Michard D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Humphrey, Ingersoll, Johnson, Jones, Kerr, Ketcham, Knott, Koontz, Lafiin, George V. Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Marvin, McCarthy, McCullough, Miller, Moorhead, Morgan, Mungen, Niblack, Nicholson, Perham, Peters, Phelps, Pike, Plants, Polaud, Polsley, JPruyn, Randall, Robertson, Robinson, Ross, Sawyer, Sitgreaves, Smith, Spalding, Starkweather, Stewart, Stone, Taoer, Taylor, Upson, Van Aernam, Van Auken, Van Trump, Van Wyck, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Ellihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, Welker, James X. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Woodbridge, Woodward-108.

RESOLUTION OF INQUIRY.

1868, January 27—Mr. Spalding moved a suspension of the rules, to allow him to offer this resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Reconstruction be authorized to inquire what combinations have been made or attempted to be made to obstruct the due execution of the laws, and to that end the committee have power to send for persons and papers, and to examine witnesses on oath, and report to this House what action, if any, they may deem necessary, and that said committee have leave to report at any time.

Which was agreed to—yeas 103, nays 37, and the resolution was adopted—yeas 99, nays 31.

OTHER MATTERS REFERRED.

'February 10—The evidence taken on Impeachment by the Committee on the Judiciary was, on motion of Mr. Thaddeus Stevens, referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, and the committee was given leave to report at any time.

February 11—The correspondence between General Grant and President Johnson, relating to the retirement of the former from the War Office, was also referred to the Committee on Reconstruction.

February 13-The Committee on Reconstruction are reported to have voted down resolutions of impeachment offered by Mr. Thaddeus Stevens.

The vote on a motion to lay them on the table was, yeas 6, nays 3, as follow:

Yeas—Messrs. Beaman, Beck, Bingham, Brooks, Hulburd, Paine—6. Nays—Messrs. Boutwell, Farnswortb, T. Stevens—3.

i The Final Effort at Impeachment.

In House. 1868, February 21—The Speaker, by unanimous consent, laid before the House the following communication from the Secretary of War: War Department, Washington City, February 21, 1868. Sir: General Thomas has just delivered to me a copy of the enclosed order, which you will please communicate to the House of Representatives. E. M. Stanton,

Secretary of War. Hon. Schuyler Colfax,

Speaker House of Representatives

Executive Mansion,
Washington, D. C, February 21, 1868.

Sir: By virtue of the power and authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States you are hereby removed from office as Secretary for the Department of War, and your functions as such will terminate upon the receipt of this communication.

You will transfer to Brevet Major General Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General of the Army, who has this day been authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, all records, books, papers, and other public property now in your custody and charge.

Respectfully, yours,

Andrew Johnson.

To the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton,

Washington, B. C.

Which was referred to the Committee on Reconstruction, with authority to report at any time, together with a resolution offered by Mr. Covode, as follows: .

Resolved, That Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, be impeached of high crimes and misdemeanors.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE.

1868, February 22—Mr. Thaddeus Stevens, from the Committee on Reconstruction, made the following report:

The Committee on Reconstruction, to whom was referred, on the 27th day of January last, the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee on Reconstruction be authorized to inquire what combinations have been made or attempted to be made to obstruct the due execution of the laws; and to that end the committee have power to send for persons and papers and to examine witnesses on oath, and report to this House what action, if any, they may deem necessary, and that said committee have ieave to report at any time;

And to whom was also referred, on the 21st day of February, instant, a communication from Hon. Edwin M. Stanton. Secretary of War, dated on said 21st day of February, together with a copy of a letter from Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, to the said Edwin M.Stanton, as follows:

Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C, February 21, 1868.

Sir: By virtue of the power and authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and-laws of the United States you are hereby removed from office as Secretary for the Department of War, and your functions as such will terminate upon the receipt of this communication.

You will transfer to Brevet Major General Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General of the Army, who has this day been authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, all records, books, papers, and other public property now in your custody and charge.

Respectfully, yours, Andrew Johnson.

To the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton,

Washington, D. C.

And to whom was also referred by the House of Representatives the following resolution, namely:

Resolved, That Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, be imneached of high crimes and misdemeanors;

Have considered the several subjects referred to them, and submit the following report:

That, in addition to the papers referred to the committee, the committee find that the President, on the 21st day of February, 1868, signed and issued a commission or letter of authority to one Lorenzo Thomas, directing and authorizing said Thomas to act as Secretary of War ad interim, and to take possession of the books, records, and

Sapers, and other public property in the War 'epartment, of which the following is a copy: Executive Mansion, Washington, February 21, 1868.

Sir: Hon. Edwin M. Stanton having been this day removed from office as Secretary for the Department of War, you are hereby authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, and will immediately enter upon the discharge of the duties pertaining to that office. Mr. Stanton has been instructed to transfer to you all the records, books, papers, and other public property now in his custody and charge. "Respectfully, yours, Andrew Johnson. To Brev. Maj. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas,

Adjutant General U.S. A., Washington,D. O.

Official copy respectfully furnished to Hon. Edwin M. Stanton. L. Thomas,

Secretary of War ad interim.

Upon the evidence collected by the committee, which is herewith presented, and in virtue of the powers with which they have been invested by the House, they are of the opinion that Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, be impeached of high crimes and misdemeanors. They therefore recommend to the House the adoption of the accompanying resolution. Thaddeus Stevens, George S. Boutwell, John A. Bingham, C. T. Hulrurd, John F. Farnsworth, F. C. Beaman, H. E. Paine. Eesolution providing for the impeachment of

Andrew Johnson, President of the United

States.

Resolved, That Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, be impeached of high crimes and misdemeanors in office.

February 24—This resolution was adopted— yeas 128, nays 47, as follow:

Yeas—Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, Jaines M. Ashloy, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Bontwell, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Butler, Cake, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Cobnrn, Cook, Cornell, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Dodge, Driggs, EckIey,Eggleston, Eliot, Faniswortb, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Gravely, Griswold, Halsey, Harding, Higby, Hill, Hooper, Hopkins, ABahel W. Hubbard, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter, Ingerfioll, Jenckes, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz, Laflin, George V. Lawrence, William Lawrence, Lincoln, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, McCarthy, McClurg, Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Moircll. Mullins, Myers, Newcomb Nunn, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pike, Pile, Plants, Poland, Polsloy, Price, Rnimi, Robertson, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofteld, Eelye, Shanks, Smith, Spalding, Starkweather, Aaron F. Stevens. Thaddeus Stevens, Stokes, Tafle, Taylor, Thomas, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upson, Yan Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Ellihu B.Washhurne, William B. Washburn, Welker, Thomas Williams, Jamos F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge, Mr. Speaker Colfax—128.

Nats—Messrs. Adams, Archer, AxttU, Barnes, Barnum,

Beck, Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Cary, Chanter, Eldridge, Fox, Gctz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Grover, Haight, Holman, H-tchkiss, Richard D. Hubbard, Humphrey. Johnson, Jones, ^Kerr, Knott, Marshall, McCormick, McCuUough, Morgan, Moii-issey, Mungen, Niblack, Nicholson, Phelps, Pruyn, Randall, Jloss, Sitgreaves, Stewart, Stone, Taber, Lawrence S. Trimble, 'Van. Auken, Van Trump, Wood, Woodward—47'.

Not Voting—Messrs. Benjamin, Dixon, Donnelly, Ela, Finney, Garfield, Hawkins, Maynard, Pomoroy, Robins-n, Shellabarger, John Trimble, Robert T. Yan Horn, Henry D. Washburn, William Williams—15.

Same day — On motion of Mr. Thaddeus

Stevens, the appointment of a committee of two to notify the Senate, and of a committee of seven to prepare and report Articles of Impeachment against Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, was ordered, with power to send for persons, papers, and records, and to take testimony under oath.

Which was agreed to—yeas 124, nays 42.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Thaddeus Stevens and John A. Bingham on the former, and Messrs. Boutwell, Thaddeus Stevens, Bing;ham, James F.Wilson, Logan, Julian, and Warn, on the latter.

February 25—Mr. Thaddeus Stevens and Mr. John A. Bingham appeared at the bar of the Senate and delivered the following message:

Mr. President: By order of the House of Bepresentatives, we appear at the bar of the Senate, and in the name of the House of Representatives, and of all the people of the United States, we do impeach Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors in office; and we do further inform the Senate that the House of Representatives will in due time exhibit particular articles of impeachment against him, and make good the same; and in their name we DO Demand that the Senate take order for the appearance of the said Andrew Johnson to answer to said impeachment.

The President of the Senate pro tempore replied that the Senate would take order in the premises, and the committee withdrew.

Same day—The committee reported to the House the response received at the bar of the Senate.

Articles of Impeachment and Votes thereon, the Answer of President Johnson, the Beplication of the House, the Progress of the Trial, and the Judgment of the Senate.

Fortieth Congress, Second Session, In The House Op Representatives U. S., March 2, 1868. Articles exhibited by the Souse of Representatives of the United Stales, in the name of themselves and all the people of the United States, against Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, in maintenance and support of their impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors in office.

Article I.—That the said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, on the 21st day of February, in the year of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, unmindful of the high duties of his office, of his oath of office, and of the requirements of the Constito tion that he should take nare that the laws be faithfully executed, did unlawfully, and in violation of the Constitution and laws of the United States, issue ah order in writing for the removal of Edwin M. Stanton from the office of Secretary for the Department of War, said Edwin M. Stanton having been theretofore duly appointed and commissioned, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, as such Secretary, and said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, on the 12th day of August, in the year of our Lord 1867, and during the recess of said Senate, having suspended by his order Edwin M. Stanton from said office, and within twenty days after the first day of the next meeting of said Senate, that is to say, on the 12th day of December, in the year last aforesaid, having reported to said Senate such suspension with the evidence and- -seasons for his action in the case and the name of the person designated to perform the duties of such office temporarily until the next meeting of the Senate, and said Senate thereafterwards on the 13th day of January, in the year of our Lord 1868, having duly considered the evidence and reasons reported by said Andrew Johnson for said suspension, and having refused to concur in said suspension, whereby and by force of the provisions of an act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices," passed March 2, 1867, said Edwin M. Stanton did forthwith resume the functions of his office, whereof the said Andrew Johnson had then and there due notice, and said Edwin M. Stanton, by reason of the premises, on said 21stday of February, being lawfully entitled to hold said office of Secretary for the Department of War, which said order for the removal of said Edwin M. Stanton is in substance as follows, that is to say:

Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C, February 21,1868.

Sir: By virtue of thirpower and authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of ttie United States yon are hereby removed from office as Secretary for the Department of War, nnd your functions as such will terminnto upon receipt of this communication.

You will transfer to Brevet Major General Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General of the Army, who has this day been authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, ail -records, books, papers, and other public property now in your custody and charge.

Respectfully, yours, Andrew Johnson.

To the lion. Edwin M. Stanton, Washington, D. C.

Which order was unlawfully issued with intent then and there to violate the act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices," passed March 2,1867, and with the further intent, contrary to the provisionsof said act, in violation thereof, and contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of the United States, and without the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, the said Senate then and there being in session, to remove said Edwin M. Stanton from the office of Secretary for the Department of War, the said Edwin M. Stanton being then and there Secretary for the Department of War, and being then and there in the due and lawful execution and discharge of the duties of said office, whereby said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit, and was guilty of a hith misdemeanor in office.

Article II.—That on the said 21st day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his office, of his oath of

office, and in violation of the Constitution of the United States, and contrary to the provisions of an act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices," passed March 2, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, without the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, said Senate then and there being in session, and without authority of law, did, with intent to violate the Constitution of the United States, and the act aforesaid, issue and deliver to one Lorenzo Thomas a letter of authority in substance as follows, that is to say:

Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C, February 21,1868. Sir: The Hon. Edwin M. Stanton having been this da> removed from office as Secretary for the Department of War, you are hereby authorized and empowered to act as Secretary of War ad interim, and will immediately enter upon the discharge of the duties pertaining to that office.

Mr. Stanton has been instructed to transfer to you all the records, books, papers, and other public property now in his custody and charge. Respectfully, yours,

Andrew Johnson. To Brevet Major General Lorenzo Tnoms,

Adjutant General U. 8. Army, Washington, D. C.

Then and there being no vacancy in said office of Secretary for the Department of War, whereby said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit and was guilty of a high misdemeanor in office.

Article III.—That said Andrew Johnson, President .of the United States, on the 21st day of February, in the year of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, did commit and was guilty of a high misdemeanor in office, in this, that, without authority of law, while the Senate of the United States was then and there in session, he did appoint one Lorenzo Thomas to be Secretary for the Department of War ad interim, without the advice and consent of the Senate, and with intent to violate the Constitution of the United States, no vacancy having happened in said office of Secretary for the Department of War during the recess Di the Senate, and no vacancy existing in said office at the time, and which said appointment so made by said Andrew Johnson, of said Lorenzo Thomas, is in substance as follows, that is to say:

Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C, February 21,1868. Sir: The Hon. Edwin M. Stanton having beeu this day removed from officeas Secretary for the Departmsntof War, you are hereby authorized aud empowered to net as Secretary of War ad interim, and will immediately enter upontho discharge of the duties pertainiug to that office.

Mr. Stanton has been instructed to transfer to you all tho records, books, papers, and other public property now in his custody and charge. Respectfully, yours,

Andrew Johnson. To Brevet Major Gen. Lorcnzo Thomas,

Adjutant General V. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

Article IV.—That said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his office and of his oath of office, in violation of the Constitution and laws of the United States, on the 21st day of February, in the year of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, did unlawfully conspire with one Lorenzo Thomas, and with other persons to the House of Representatives unknown, with intent, by intimidation and threats, unlawfully to hinder and prevent Edwin M. Stanton, then and there the Secretary for the Department of War, duly appointed under the laws of the United States, from holding said office of Secretary for the Deoartment of War, contrary to and in violation of the Constitution of the United States, and of the provisions of an act entitled "An act to define and punish certain conspiracies," approved July 31, 1861, whereby said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit and was guilty of a high crime in office.

Article V. — That said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his office and of his oath of office, on the 21st day of February, in the year of our Lord 1868, and on divers other days and times in said year, before the 2d day of March, in the year of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, did unlawfully conspire with one Lorenzo Thomas, and with other persons to the House of Representatives unknown, to prevent and hinder the execution of an act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices," passed March 2, 1867, and in pursuance of said conspiracy did unlawfully attempt to prevent Edwin M. Stanton, then and there being Secretary for the Department of War, duly appointed and commissioned under the laws of trie United States, from holding said office, whereby the said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit and was guilty of a high misdemeanor in office.

Article VI.—That said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his office and of his oath of office, on the 21st day of February, in the year of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, did unlawfully conspire with one Lorenzo Thomas, by force to seize, take, and

Sossess the property of the United States in the 'epartment of War, and then and there in the custody and charge of Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary for said Department, contrary to the provisions-of an act entitled " An act to define and punish certain conspiracies," approved July 31, 1861, and with intent to violate and disregard an act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices," passed March 2, 1867, whereby said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit a high crime in office.

Article VII.—That said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his office and of his oath of office, on the 21st day of February, in the vear of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, did unlawfully conspire with one Lorenzo Thomas, with intent unlawfully to seize, take, and possess the property of the United States in the Department of War, in the custody and charge of Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary for said Department, with intent to vioNte and disregard the act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices,"

Jassed March 2, 1867, whereby said Andrew ohnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit a high misdemeanor in office.

Article VIII.—That said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his office and of his oath of office, with intent unlawfully to control the disburse

ments of the moneys appropriated for the military service and for the Department of War, on the 21st day of February, in the year of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, did unlawfully and contrary to the provisions of an act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices," passed Marcn 2, 1867, and in violation of the Constitution of the United States, and without the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, and while the Senate was then and there in session, there being no vacancy in the office of Secretary for the Department of War, and with intent to violate and disregard the act aforesaid, then and there issue and deliver to one Lorenzo Thomas a letter of authority in writing, in substance as follows, that is to say:

Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C, February 21,1868.

Sir: The Hon. Edwin M. Stanton having been this day removed from office aa Secretary for the Department of War, you are hereby authorized and empowered to act aB Secretary of War ad interim, and will immediately enter upon the discharge of the duties pertaining to that office.

Mr. Stanton has been instructed to transfer to you all the records, books, papers, and other public property now in hiB custody and charge. Respectfully, yours,

Andrew Johnson.

To Brevet Major Gen. Lorenzo Thomas,

Adjutant General U. S. Army, Washingt-n, D. C.

Whereby said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit and was guilty of a high misdemeanor in office. Article IX.—That said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, on the 22d day of February, in the year of our Lord 1868, at Washington, in the District of Columbia, in disregard of the Constitution and the laws of the United States duly enacted, as commander-in-chief of the army of the United States, did bring before himself then and there William H. Emory, a major general by brevet in the army of the United States, actually in command of the department of Washington and the military forces thereof, and did then and there, as such commander-inchief, declare to and instruct said Emory that part of a law of the United States, passed March, 2, 1867, entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending June 30," 1868, and for other purposes, especially the second section thereof, which provide!, among other things, that, "all orders and instructions relating to military operation* issued by the President or Secretary of War shall be issued through the General of the army, and in case of his inability through the next in rank" was unconstitutional, and in contravention of the commission of said Emory, and which said provision of law had been theretofore duly and legally promulgated by General Order for the government and direction of the army of the United States, as the said Andrew Johnson then and there well knew, with intent thereby to induce said Emory in his official capacity as commander of the department of Washington, to violate the provisions of said act, and to take and receive, act upon, and obey such orders as he, the said Andrew Johnson, might make and give, and which should not be issued through the General of the army of the United States, according to theprovisionsof said act, and with the further intent thereby to enable him, the said Andrew Johnson, to prevent the execution of the act entitled "An act regulating the tenure of certain civil offices," passed March 2, 1867, and to unlawfully prevent Edwin M. Stanton, then being Secretary for the Department of War, from holding said office and discharging the duties thereof, whereby said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, did then and there commit and was guilty of a high misdemeanor in office.

And the House of Representatives, by protestation, saving to themselves the liberty of exhibiting at any time hereafter any further articles or other accusation, or impeachment against the said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, and also of replying to his answers which he shall make unto the articles herein preferred against him, and of offering proof to the same, and every part thereof, and to all and every other article, accusation, or impeachment which shall be exhibited by them, as the case shall require, Do Demand that the said Andrew Johnson may he put to answer the high crimes and misdemeanors in office herein charged against him, and that such proceedings, examinations, trials, and judgments may be thereupon had and given as may be agreeable to law and justice.

SCHUYLER COLFAX, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Attest'.

Edward Mcpherson,

Clerk of the House of Representatives.

In The House Op Representatives U. S.
March 3, 1868.

The following additional articles of impeachment were agreed to, viz:

Article A.—That said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his office and the dignity and proprieties thereof, and of the harmony and courtesies which ought to exist and be maintained between the executive and legislative branches of the government of the United States, designing and intending to set aside the rightful authority and powers of Congress, did attempt to bring into disgrace, ridicule, hatred, contempt and reproach the Congress of the United States, and the several branches thereof, to impair and destroy the regard and respect of all the good people of the United States for the Congress and legislative power thereof, (which all officers of the Government ought inviolably to preserve and maintain,) and to excite the odium and resentment of all the good people of the United States against Congress and the laws by it duly and constitutionally enacted; and in pursuance of his said design and intent, openly and publicly, and before divers assemblages of the citizens of the United States convened in divers parts thereof to meet and receive said Andrew Johnson as the Chief Magistrate of the United States, did, on the 18th day of August, in the year of our Lord 1866, and on divers other days and times, as well before as afterward, make and deliver with a loud voice certain intemperate, inflammatory, and scandalous harangues, and did therein utter loud threats and bitter menaces as well against Congress as the laws of the United States duly enacted thereby, amid the cries, jeers and laughter of

the multitudes then assembled and in hearing, which are set forth in the several specifications hereinafter written, in substance and effect, that is to say:

Specification First.—In this, that at Washington, in the District of Columbia, in the Executive Mansion, to a committee of citizens who called upon the President of the United States, speaking of and concerning the Congress of the United States, said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, heretofore, to wit, on the 18th day of August, in the year of our Lord 1866, did, in a loud voice, declare in substance and effect, among other things, that is to say:

"So far as the executive department of the government is concerned, the effort has been made to restore the Union, to heal the breach, to ponr oil into the wounds which wore consequent upon the struggle, and (to speak in common phrase) to prepare as the learned and wise physician would, a plaster healing in character and coextensive with the wound. "We thought, and we think, that we hud partially succeeded; but as the work progresses, as reconstruction seemed to be taking place, and the country was becoming reunited, we found a disturbing and marring element opposing us. In alluding to that element, I shall go no further than your convention and the distinguished gentleman who has delivered to rae the report of its proceedings. I shall make no reference to it that I do not believe the time and the occasion justify.

"We have witnessed in one department of the Government every endeavor to prevent the restoration of peace, harmony, and Union. We have seen hanging upon the verge of the Government, as it were, a body called, or which assumes to be, the Congress of the United States, while in fact it is a Congress of only a part of the States. We have Been this Congress protend to be for the Union, when itl every step and act tended to perpetuato disunion and make a disruption of the States inevitable. * * * Wo have seen Congress gradually encroach step by step upon constitutional rights, and violate, day after day and month after mouth, fundamental principles of the government. Wo have seen a Congress that seemed to forget that there was a limit to the sphere and scope of legislation. We have seen a Congress in a minority assume to exercise power which, allowed to be consummated, would result in despou ism or monarchy itself."

Specification Second.—In this, that at Cleveland, in the State of Ohio, heretofore, to wit, on the 3d day of September, in the year of our Lord, 1866, before a public assemblage of citizens and others, said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, speaking of and concerning the Congress of the United States, did, in a loud voice, declare, in substance and effect, among other things, that is to say:

"I will tell you what I did do. I called upon your Congress, that is trying to break up the government. * * *

"In conclusion, beside that, Congress had taken much pains to poison their constituents against him. But what had Congress done? Have they done anything to restore the union of these States? No; on the contrary, they had done everything to prevent it; and because lie stood now where he did when the rebellion commenced, he had been denounced as a traitor. Who had run greater risks or mailo greater sacrifices than himself? But Congress, factious and domineering, had undertaken to poison the minds of the American people."

Specification Third.—In this, that at St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, heretofore, to wit, on the 8th day of September, in the year of of our Lord 1866, before a public assemblage of citizens and others, said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, speaking of and concerning the Congress of the United States, did, in a loud voice, declare, in substance and effect, among other things, that is to say:

"Go on. Perhups if you had a word or two on the subject of New Orleans you might understand more about it than you do. And if you will go back—if yon will go back and ascertain the cause of the riot at New Orloans perhaps you will not bo so promptin callingout' New Orle.ins.1 If you wilt take up the riot at Mew Orleans, and trace it bock

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