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Georgia when it shall in addition give the assent! 1868, January 21--The House passed a bill of said State to the fundamental condition here- declaring that in the ten rebel States there are in before imposed upon the same; and thereupon no civil State governments republican in form, the officers of each State, duly elected and qual- and that the so-called civil governments in said ified under the constitution thereof, shall be in- States shall not be recognized as valid or legal augurated without delay; but no person prohib-State governments either by the executive or ited from holding office under the United States judicial power or authority of the United States. or under any State by section three of the pro- The General of the army was authorized and posed amendment to the Constitution of the required to enjoin, by special orders, upon all United States known as Article XIV, shall be officers in command within those States the perdeemed eligible to any office in either of said formance of all acts authorized by the reconstrucStates unless relieved from disability as provided tion acts, and authorized to remove from comin said amendment; and it is hereby made the mand any or all of said commanders, and detail duty of the President, within ten days after re-other officers of the United States army, not beceiving official information of the ratification of low the rank of colonel, to the end that the said amendment by the Legislature of either of people of said several States may speedily reor. said States, to issue a proclamation announcing ganize civil governments and be restored to pothat fact.

litical power in the Union. The General of the [This bill passed the House, May 14, yeas army was authorized to remove any or all civil 110, nays 35; the Senate, June 9, yeas 31, nays officers now acting under the several provisional 5–Republicans for, Democrats against it. June governments within said several disorganized 25, it was vetoed by President Johnson, and States, and appoint others, and to do any and passed over the veto, same day, in the House, all acts which are authorized to be done by the yeas 107, nays 31 ; and in the Senate, yeas 35, several commanders of the military departments nays 8.]

within said States; and the law which authorizes

the President to detail the military commanders IMPORTANT VOTES DURING THE CONSIDER

to said military departments, or to remove any ATION OF THE ABOVE BILLS.

officers who may be detailed as herein provided,

is hereby repealed. It was provided that it shall Votes prior to Passage of Act of March 11, 1868.

be unlawful for the President of the United During the pendency in the Senate of the act States to order any part of the army or navy of of March 11, 1868–

the United States to assist, by force of arms, the February 25—Mr. Doolittle moved to amend

authority of either of said provisional governby adding to the second section this proviso: ments in said disorganized States to oppose or " Provided, nevertheless, That upon an election

obstruct the authority of the United States, as for the ratification of any constitution, or of provided in this act and the acts to which this officers under the same, previous to its adoption is supplementary Fine and imprisonment were in any such State, no person not having the

nnot having the provided for violation of this act. qualifications of an elector under the constitu

The vote was-yeas 124, nays 45, as follow: tion and laws of such State, previous to the late

Yeas-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, Delos rebellion, shall be allowed to vote, unless he

R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin,
Banks, Beaman, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Blaine,

Blair, Boutwell, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Cake, viz.:

Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Co

burn, Cook, Cullom, Dawes, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Federal army for one year or more; or, 2d. He Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, Eliot, Farnsworth, Fershall have sufficient education to read the Con

riss, Ferry, Fields, Garfield, Gravely, Griswold, Halsey,

Harding, Higby, Hooper, Hopkins, Åsahel W. Hubbard, stitution of the United States, and to subscribe Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Hunter, Ingersoll, his name to an oath to support the same; or, Jenckes, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kit

chen, Koontz, William Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, 3d. He shall be seized in his own right, or in

Loughridge, Marvin, Maynard, McCarthy, McClurg, the right of his wife, of a freehold of the value Mercur, Miller, Moore, Moorhead, Mullins, Myers, Newof two hundred and fifty dollars."

comb, Nunn, O'Neill, Orth, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pike,

Pile, Plants, Poland, Polsley, Pomeroy, Price, Raum, Which was not agreed to yeas 3, nays 33, as

Robertson, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Selye, Shanks, follow:

Smith, Spalding, Starkweather, Aaron F. Stevens, Thad YEAS-Messrs. Dixon, Doolittle, Hendricks—3.

deus Stevens, Taylor, Thomas, Trowbridge, Twichell, NAYS-Buckalcw, Chandler, Cole, Conkling, Corbett,

Upson, Van Aernam, Burt Van Horn, Robert T. Van Cragin, Davis, Drake, Ferry, Fowler, Harlan, Hender

Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, Cadwalader C. Washburn, Elson, Howe, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Ver

lihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Washburn, William B. mont, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, Pomeroy,

Washburn, Welker, Thomas Williams, William Wil. Ramsey, Ross, Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer,

liams, James F. Wilson, John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Tipton, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Wade, Willey, Wil

Wilson, Windom, Woodbridge-124. liams, Wilson, Yates—33.

Nays-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Axtell, Barnes, Barnum, Beck, Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Cary, Chanier, Eldridge, Fox,

Getz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Grover, Haight, Holman, modifying the fifth section of the act of March Hotchkiss, Richard D. Hubbard, Humphrey, Johnson, 23, 1867, so that a majority of the votes cast at

Jones, Kerr, Knott, Marshall, McCormick, Morrissey,
Mungen, Niblack, Nicholson, Phelps, Pruyn, Robinson,

om the election shall be sufficient to ratify the con- Ross, Sítgreaves, Stewart, Stone, Taber, Z.'s. Trimble, stitution, and authorizing an election for mem- Van Auken, Van Trump, Wood, Woodward 45. bers of Congress at the same time with the vote Pending this bill on the constitution, according to the districts as 1868, January 21-Mr. Butler offered a subthey existed in 1858 and 1859. On this the yeas stitute that, in order to supply the place of these were 104, nays 37, Republicans and Messrs. | illegal governments, the constitutional convenCary and Stewart in the affirmative, and Demo- tions of each of said States, as soon as such concrats in the negative.

I ventions, respectively, shall have submitted to

the people a constitution or frame of govern- | Loan, Loughridge, Maynard, McClurg, Mercur, Moore, ment for their ratification, shall have power too

Moorhead, Morrell, Mullins, Myers, Nunn, O'Neill,

Orth, Poland, Polsley, Pomeroy, Price, Raum, Sawyer, appoint all civil officers. It shall be the duty of Scofield, Shanks, Smith, Spalding, Thaddeus Stevens, the several district commanders to confirm the Taffe, Twichell, Upson, Burt Van Horn, Robert

Horn, Ward, Ellihu B. Washburne, William B. Washappointment of such officers by the convention;

burn, Welker, Thomas Williams, James F. Wilson,

John T. Wilson, Stephen F. Wilson, Woodbridge-77. put into the possession and control of each offi-| NAYS—Messrs. Adams, Arnell, Bailey, Beaman, Beck,

Bingham, Blaine, Boutwell, Brooks, Buckland, Burr,

Cary, Eldridge, Farnsworth, Fields, Fox, Glossbrenner, of the State pertaining to his office, and to do all Golladay, Gravely, Grover, Haight, Holman, Richard D. other acts which may be necessary to enable | Hubbard, Hulburd, Humphrey, Johnson, Jones, Kerr, such State officers, respectively, to perform the

Knott, Lincoln, Mallory, Marshall, Miller, Mungen, New

comb, Niblack, Nicholson, Paine, Perham, Peters, Pile, functions of their offices. These governments to Plants, Pruyn, Ross, Sitgreaves, Taber, Taylor, Thomas, continue until each State shall be represented in John Trimble, Lawrence S. Trimble, Van Auken, Van Congress and other State officers shall have been

Trump, Van Wyck, Windom, Woodward—55. elected and qualified under the constitution

The bill then passed-yeas 102, nays 29; the thereof.

nays all Democrats, including Mr. Cary. Which was disagreed to-yeas 53, nays 112.

The bill was not taken up in the Senate. The yeas were:

The Arkansas Bill. Messrs Allison, Anderson, Arnell, Delos R. Ashley, James M. Ashley, Banks, Broomall, Butler, Cake, Cary, During the pendency of the bill admitting Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Donnelly, Driggs, Eckley, Ela, Ferry, Fields. I the State of Arkansas to representation, in the Gravely, Harding, Higby, Hunter, Judd, Julian, Kelley, Senate as in Committee of the WholeKelsey, Kitchen, William Lawrence, Logan, Lough- 1868. June 1_Mr. Henderson moved this as a ridge, Maynard, McClurg, Mercur, Mullins, Newcomb, Nunn, Perham, Raum, Schenck, Shanks, Thaddeus Stevens, Taylor, Thomas, John Trimble, Robert T. Van Horn, Van Wyck, Ward, William Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom.

That said State, in fixing the qualifications of

electors therein, shall not be authorized to disThis bill was not taken up in the Senate.

criminate against any person on account of race,

color, or previous condition ; and also, on the VOTES SUBSEQUENT TO THE PASSAGE OF

further condition, that no person on account of THE ACT OF MARCH 11, 1868, AND PRIOR

race or color shall be excluded from the benefits TO THE ACTS OF JUNE 22, AND JUNE 25,

of education, or be deprived of an equal share of 1868.

the moneys or other funds created or used by The Alabama Bill.

public authority to promote education in said 1868, March 26—The House Committee on

State. Reconstruction reported a bill to admit the State

Which was disagreed to-yeas 5, nays 30, as

follow: of Alabama to representation in Congress, as soon as the Legislature, then recently elected,

YEAS_Messrs. Buckalew, Doolittle, Henderson, Henshall have duly ratified the XIVth Amendment, 1 NAY8~-Messrs. Bayard, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, for which a substitute was offered by Mr. Spald Cole, Conkling, Corbett, Drake, Ferry, Frelinghuysen,

Harlan, Howe, Johnson, McCreery, Morrill of Maine,
Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Patterson of Tennessee, Pom-

eroy, Ramsey, Stewart, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Van also providing that the officers elected at the Winkle, Vickers, Wade, Willey, Williams, Yates—30. recent election should qualify on the 1st of May, The amendment of Mr. Drake was then agreed 1868, and enter on their duties; and the Gov-to-yeas 26, nays 14, as follow : ernor was authorized to convene the Legislature! YEA8-Messrs. Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, Cole, recently elected, who were given authority to Conkling, Cragin, Drake, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen,

Harlan, Henderson, Howe, Johnson, Morrill of Maine, submit said constitution for ratification, with Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Patterson of New Hampshire, such amendments as a majority of the Legisla Ramsey, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, ture may adopt. It was further provided that, I Wade, Wilson, Yates-26.

NAY8-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Corbett, Doolittle. whenever the people, by a majority vote of the Ferry, Fowler, Hendricks, McCreery, Patterson of Tenelectors of Alabama, qualified under the act of nessee, Ross, Van Winkle, Vickers, Willey, Williams Congress of March 23, 1867, to vote for dele -14. gates to frame a constitution, and actually

| Mr. Hendricks moved to strike out all of the voting upon said ratification, shall have ratified preamble and bill after the enacting clause, and & constitution submitted as aforesaid, and the insert: " That the State of Arkansas is hereby Legislature of the proposed State organization declared restored to her former proper practical shall have adopted the amendment to the Con- relations to the Union, and is again entitled stitution of the United States proposed by the to be represented by Senators and RepresentaThirty-Ninth Congress, and known as Article | tives in Congress." XIV, the constitution of Alabama may be pre. Which was disagreed to-geas 15, nays 26, sented to Congress for its approval.

as follow: This substituto was agreed to-yeas 77, nays

YEAS—Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Corbett, Doolittle, 55, as follow:

Ferry, Fowler, Hendricks, Johnson, McCreery, Patterson

of New Hampshire, Patterson of Tennessee, Ross, Van YEAS--Messrs. Ames. Anderson, Delos R.Ashley, James Winkle, Vickers, Willey-15. M. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Beatty, Benjamin, NAYS-Messrs. Cameron. Cattell, Chandler, Cole, Bromwell, Broomall, Churchill, Sidney Clarke, Coburn, Conkling, Cragin, Drake, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Cook, Covode, Cullom, Dawes, Dixon, Dodge, Driggs, Henderson, Howe, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Ver: Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Ferriss, Ferry, Halsey, Haw-mont, Nye, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Sherman, Stewart, Sumkins, Hill, Hopkins, Hunter, Ingersoll, Judd, Julian, ner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Wade, Williams, Wilson, Kelsey, Ketcham, Koontz, Latin, William Lawrence, I Yates-26.


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The bill being then reported to the Senate, ridge, Ferry, Garfield, Getz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Gros Mr. Ferry offered an amendment to strike outlet mindment to strike ont / ver, Hawkins, Highy, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Humphrey,

| Ingersoll, Jenckes, Johnson, Julian, Kerr, Ketcham, all after the enacting clause, and insert the Knott, George V. Lawrence, Loan, Marshall, Marvin, words: “ That the State of Arkansas is entitled McCormick, Morgan, Mungen, Myers, Niblack, Nicholson, and admitted to representation in Congress as

Orth, Phelps, Poland, Pruyn, Randall, Robertson, Rob

inson, Ross, Sawyer, Sitgrcaves, Smith, Stewart, Stone, one of the States of the Union.” Which was Taylor, Van Auken, 'Van" Trump, Ward, Ellihu B. Washdisagreed to-yeas 18, nays 22, as follow : burne,' William B. Washburn, Woodbridge, Wood

ward-60. YEAs-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Conkling, Corbett,

Nars-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, James Doolittle, Ferry, Fessenden, Hendricks, McCreery, Pat- M. Ashley, Bailey, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, terson of New Hampshire, Patterson of Tennessee, Bingham,' Boutwell, Bromwell, Broomal!, Buckland, Ross, Saulsbury, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Wil- Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Covone. Culo ley, Williams--18.

lom, Eckley, Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Fiords, vravely, Nays-Messrs. Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, Cole, Cra- |

Harding, Chester D. Hubbard, Hunter, Judd, Kelley, gin, Drake, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Henderson, Howe,

Kelsey, Kitchen, Koontz, William Lawrence, Lincoln, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Sherman,

Loughridge, Mallory, McCarthy, McClurg, Miller, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Wade, Wilson, Yates

les | Moore, Morrell, Newcomb, Nunn, O'Neill, Paine, Per

ham, Peters, Pike, Pile, Plants, Polsley, Price, Raum, The bill then passed-yeas 34, nays 8, as fol. Schenck, Scofield, Shanks, Aaron F. Stevens, Thaddeus

Stevens, Stokes, Taffe, Thomas, John Trimble, Trow. lows:

bridge, Twichell, Upson, Burt Van Horn, Van Wyck, Yeas--Messrs. Anthony, Cameron, Cattell, Chandler, | Henry D. Washburn, Welker, William Williams, SteCole, Conkling, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Fes- phen F. Wilson, Windom-74.' senden, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Henderson, Howe, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Patterson

IN SENATE of New Hampshire, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Ross, Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Van Win-1

9-ments. As reported it excluded Alabama, and kle, Wade, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Yates-34.

NaY8-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Doolittle, Hendricks, I added Florida.
McCreery, Patterson of Tennessee, Saulsbury, Vickers-8. June 9—Mr.Wilson moved to insert Alabama;

which was agreed to--yeas 22, nays 21, as folThe Bill to Admit North Carolina, South Caro- low:

lina, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, and Flor-/ YEAs-Nessrs. Anthony, Chandler. Conness, Corbett ida to Representation in Congress.

Ferry, Fowler, Harlan, Morrill of Maine, Morton, Nye,

Pomeroy, Ramsey, Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, In this bill, as originally passed by the House, Tipton, Van Winkle, Wade,' Willey, Williams, Wilson May 14, this provision was inserted at the close

22. of the first section :

Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Cole, Conkling, De

vis, Doolittle, Edmunds, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, So much of the seventeenth section of the fifth Hendricks, Howard, Howe, Johnson, McCreery, Morgan, article of the constitution of the State of Geor. Morrill of Vermont, Patterson of Tennessee, Saulsbury, gia as gives authority to Legislatures or courts to

Trumbull, Vickers, Yates-21. repudiate debts contracted prior to the 1st day

June 10–Mr. Sherman moved to strike from of June, 1865, and similar provisions in all the first section the words : other of the constitutions mentioned in this bill,

And the State of Georgia shall only be entishall be null and void as against all men who tled, and admitted to representation upon t were loyal during the whole time of the rebel- further. fundamental condition: that the first lion and who during that time supported the and third subdivisions of section seventeen of Union, and they shall have the same rights in the fith, article of the constitution of said State, the courts and elsewhere as if no rebellion had except the proviso to the first subdivision, shall ever existed.

be null and void, and that the general assemThis section was agreed to yeas 79, nays 50. / bly of said State, by soleinn public act, shall as follow:

declare the assent of the State to the foregoing

fundamental condition. YEAS — Messrs. Adams, Ames, Anderson, Arnell, James M. Ashley, Beaman, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton,

ty, Benjamin, Benton, Which was disagreed to-yeas 8, nays 35, as Blair, Bromwell, Broomall, Buckland, Cake, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Cobb, Coburn, Donnelly,

YEAsMessrs. Cameron, Ferry, Howe, Ramsey, SherDriggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Farnsworth, Fields, Grave

man, Thayer, Williams, Wilson--8. ly, Harding, Higby, Hill, Holman, Hooper, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hunter, Julian, Kelley, Kelsey,

NAYS-Messrs. Anthony, Buckalew, Chandler, Cole, Kitchen, Koontz, George V. Lawrence, William Law

Conkling, Conness, Corbett, Cragin, Davis, Drake, Ed. rence, Loan, Loughridge, Marvin, McCarthy, McClurg,

munds, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Hendricks, Miller, Morrell, Myers, Newcomb, Nunn, O'Neill, Orth,

Howard, Johnson, McCreery, Morgan, Morrill of Maine,

Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Patterson of New Perham, Peters, Plants, Polsley, Price, Raum, Robert

Hampshire, Patterson of Tennessee, Ross, Saulsbury, son, Sawyer, Shanks, Smith, Thaddeus Stevens, Stewart, Stokes, Taffe, Thomas, John Trimble, Trow

Sumner, Tipton, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Wade, bridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Wyck, Ward, Welker,

Willey, Yates-35. William Williams, Stephen F. Wilson, Windom, Wood Mr. Williams moved to strike out of the first bridge, Woodward-79. NAYS — Messrs. Allison, Delos R. Ashley, Bailey,

section all after the words “ fundamental condiBaker, Banks, Bingham, Boutwell, Boyer, Cullom, Ela, tion," and insert as follows: Eldridge, Eliot, Ferriss, Ferry, Garfield, Getz, Gloss That so much of the seventeenth section of brenner, Golladay, Grover, Ingersoll, Johnson, Judd, I the fifth article of the constitution of the State Kerr, Ketcham, Knott, Lailin, Lincoln, Logan, Mallory,

an. Mungen, Niblack, Nicholson, I of Georgia as suspends the collection of debts Paine, Pile, Pruyn, Randall, Ro88, Schenck, Sitgreaves, laron F. Stevens, Taylor, Van Auken, Burt Van Horn, I shall be void as against all persons who were Van Trump, Ellihu B. Washburne, Henry D. Wash: burn, William B. Washburn-50.

loyal during the late rebellion, and who, during A motion by Mr. Woodbridge to strike "Ala- | that time, supported the Union. bama” from the bill, was disagreed to-yeas 60, Days 74, as follow :

| Mr. Williams moved to insert this clause after Yeas-Messrs. Delos R. Ashley, Baker, Baldwin,

Poldrein the word “same' in the third section, and be. Beck, Blair, Boyer, Brooks, Burr, Coburn, Driggs, Eld- | fore what is now the last clause of the bill:

Aud thereupon the officers of each State, duly adopted above, the words : "Unless relieved from elected and qualified under the constitution disability, as provided in said amendment;"* thereof, shall be inaugurated without delay; but which was agreed to. no person probibited from holding office under the bill then passed-yeas 31, nays 5; as fol. the United States, or under any State, by section low: three of the proposed amendment to the Consti- 1 YEAs-Messrs. Anthony, Cameron, Chandler, Cole, tution of the United States, known as article | Conkling, Conness, Cragin, Drake, Ferry, Frelinghuy.

sen, Harlan, Howard, Howe, Morgan, Morrill of Maine, fourteen, shall be deemed eligible to any office

Morrill of Vermont, Nye, Patterson of New Hampin either of said States.

shire, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Ross, Sherman, Stewart, SuinThe first clause of the amendment, closing ner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Wade, Williams, Wil

son, Yates- 31. with "delay," was agreed to-yeas 23, nays 18, Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalev, McCreery, Patterson as follow :

of Tennessee, Vickers—5. YEAY-Messrs. Cameron, Chandler, Conness, Corbett,

Cragin, Drake, Edmunds, Howard, Morrill of Maine,
Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Patterson of New

June 12—The Committee on Reconstruction Hampshire, Pomeroy, Ramsey, 'Stewart, Sumner, I recommended concurrence in the Senate amend. Thayer, Tipton, Wade, Williams, Wilson, Yates-23. ments.

Nays-Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Cole, Conkling, Davis, Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Harlan, Hendricks, MC

Mr. Farnsworth moved to strike Florida from Creery, Morgan, Patterson of Tennessee, Ross, Sauls the bill; which was disagreed to--yeas 45, nays bury, Trumbull, Van Winkle, Vickers, Willey-18. 99, as follow:

The second clause was agreed to-yeas 26, Yeas-Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Barnes, Beck, Boyer, Days 15, as follow:

Bromwell, Brooks, Burr, Cobb, Eldridge, Eliot, Farns

worth, Getz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Grover, Harding, Yeas-Messrs. Cameron, Chandler, Cole, Conness, Holman, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Julian, Knott, Marshall, Corbett, Cragin, Drake, Harlan, Howard, Morrill of Maynard, McCormick, McCullough, Morrissey, Niblack, Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Morton, Nye, Patterson of Nicholson, Paine, Phelps, Pike, Price, Randali, Robinson, New Hampshire, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Stewart, Sumner, Sawyer, Stewart, Stone, Taber, Taffe, Lawrence S. TrimThayer, Tipton, Van Winkle, Wade, Willey, Williams, ble, Van Auken, Van Trump, Ellihu B. Washburne, Wilson, Yates-26.

Woodward-45. Nays—Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Conkling, Davis, Nays-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Delos R. Ashley, James Edmunds, Fowler, Frelinghuysen, Hendricks, McCreery, M. Ashley, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Beaman, Morgan, Patterson of Tennessee, Ross, Saulsbury, Beatty, Benjamin, Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Trumbull, Vickers-15.

Broomall, Buckland, Butler, Cake, Churchill, Reader Mr. Trumbull moved to strike out" Alabama," W. Clarke, Sidney Clarke, Coburn, Cook, Cornell, Co

vode, Cullom, Dawes, Delano, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, which had been inserted in Committee of the Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Ela, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Whole; which was disagreed to-yeas 16, pays Garfield, Gravely, Griswold, Halsey, Hawkins, Higby, 24, as follow:

Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, Ingersoll, Judd, Kelsey,

Ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz, Lafin, Lincoln, Loan, LoYEAs Messrs. Bayard, Buckalew, Conkling, Davis, gan, Loughridge, Lynch, Mallory, Marvin, McClurg, Edmunds, Frelinghuysen, Hendricks, Howe, McCreery, | Mercur, Miller, Moore, Morrell, Mullins, Myers, NewMorgan, Morrill of Vermont, Patterson of Tennessee, comb, O'Neill, Pile, Plants, Polsley, Pomeroy, Raum, Saulsbury, Trumbull, Vickers, Yates-16.

Robertson, Schenck, Scofield, Selye, Shellabarger, Nays-Messrs. Cameron, Chandler, Conness, Corbett, Spalding, Starkweather, Aaron F. Stevens, Stokes, TayCragin. Drake. Ferry, Harlan, Morrill of Maine, Mor- lor, Thomas, John Trimble, Trowbridge, Twichell, Upton, Nye, Pomeroy, Ramsey, Ross, Sherman, Stewart, son, Van Aernam, Robert T. Van Horn, Ward, Henry Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Van Winkle, Wade, Willey, D. Washburn, William B. Washburn, welker, William Williams, Wilson-24.

Williams, John T. Wilson, Windom-99. Mr. Conkling offered the following additional The amendments were then concurred in proviso:

yeas 111, nays 28 ; as follow: And the State of Alabama shall be entitled Yeas-Messrs. Allison, Ames, Delos R. Ashley, James and admitted to representation only upon this M. Ashley, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Beatty, Benjarnin,

Benton, Bingham, Blaine, Blair, Bromwell, Broomall, further fundamental condition: that section

Buckland, Butler, Churchill, Reader W. Clarke, Sidney twenty-six of the first article of the constitution Clarke, Cobb. Coburn. Cook, Cornell, Covoda Cullom of said State, except so much thereof as makes

Dawes, Delano, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Driggs, Eck

ley, Eggleston, Ela, Eliot, Ferriss, Ferry, Fields, Garnavigable waters public highways, shall be null field, Gravely, Griswold, Halsey, Harding, Hawkins, and void, and that the general assembly of said Higby, Hopkins, Chester D. Hubbard, Hulburd, IngerState, by a solemn public act, shall declare the soll, Judd, Julian, Kelsey, Ketcham, Kitchen, Koontz,

Laffin, Lincoln, Loan, Logan, Loughridge, Lynch, Malassent of the State to the foregoing fundamental lory, Marvin, Maynard, McClurg, Mercur, Miller, Moore, condition.

Morrell, Mullins, Myers, Newcomb, O'Neill, Paine, PeWhich was disagreed to-yeas 16, nays 23, as

ters, Pike, Pile, Plants, Polsley, Pomeroy, Price, Raum,

Robertson, Sawyer, Schenck, Scofield, Selye, Shellafollow:

barger, Spalding, Starkweather, Aaron F. Stevens, StevYEAS-Messrs. Anthony, Buckalew, Conkling, Corbett, art, Stokes, Taffe, Taylor, Thomas, John Trimble, TrowEdmunds, Frelinghuysen, Hendricks, Howe, McCreery | bridge, Twichell, Upson, Van Aernam, Robert T. Van Morgan, Morrill of Maine, Morrill of Vermont, Nye,

| Horn, Ward, Ellihu B. Washburne, Henry D. WashPatterson of Tennessee, Ross, Vickers-16.

burn, William B.Washburn, Welker, William Williams, Nays-Messrs. Chandler, Cole, Conness, Cragin,

John T. Wilson, Windom-111. Drake, Ferry, Harlan, Howard,' Morton, Pomeroy, NAYS_Messrs. Archer, Axtell, Barnes, Boyer, Brooks, Ramsey, Saulsbury, Sherman, Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, I Burr, Eldridge, Getz, Glossbrenner, Golladay, Grover, Tipton, Van Winkle, Wade, 'Willey, Williams, Wilson, Holman, Hotchkiss, Marshall, McCormick, McCullough, Yates-23.

Morrissey, Niblack, Nicholson, Phelps, Randall, Robinson, Mr. Williams offered to add to his amendment | Trump, Woodward—28

Stone, Taber, Lawrence S. Trimble, Van Auken, Van



Enjoining Obedience to the Constitution and of the command of the President of the United Laws, September 3, 1867.

States ; Whereas, by the Constitution of the United And whereas reasonable and well-founded States, the executive power is vested in a Presi. apprehensions exist that such ill-advised and dent of the United States of America, who is unlawful proceedings may be again attempted bound by solemn oath faithfully to execute the

there or elsewhere : office of President, and to the best of his ability

Now, therefore, I, Andrew Johnson, President to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution

of the United States, do hereby warn all persona of the United States, and is by the same instru

against obstructing or hindering in any manner ment made Commander-in-Chief of the army

whatsoever the faithful execution of the Constiand navy of the United States, and is required

tution and the laws; and I do solemnly enjoin to take care that the laws be faithfully executed;

and command all officers of the Government, And whereas, by the same Constitution, it is

civil and military, to render due e mission and provided that the said Constitution and the

obedience to said laws, and to the judgments laws of the United States which shall be made

and decrees of the courts of the United States, in pursuance thereof shall be the supreme law

and to give all the aid in their power necessary of the land, and the judges in every State shall

| to the prompt enforcement and execution of be bound thereby;

such laws, decrees, judgments, and processes. And whereas in and by the same Constitution

And I do hereby enjoin upon the officers of the judicial power of the United States is vested

w the army and navy to assist and sustain the in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts

courts and other civil authorities of the United

States in the faithful administration of the laws as Congress may from time to time ordain and establish, and the aforesaid judicial power is

thereof, and in the judgments, decrees, mandates, declared to extend to all cases in law and equity

and processes of the courts of the United States; arising under the Constitution, the laws of the

and I call upon all good and well-disposed citi

zens of the United States to remember that upon United States, and the treaties which shall be

the said Constitution and laws, and upon the made under their authority; And whereas all officers, civil and military,

I judgments, decrees, and processes of the courts are bound by oath that they will support and

made in accordance with the same, depend the defend the Constitution against all enemies, for

protection of the lives, liberty, property, and eiga and domestie, and will bear true faith and

happiness of the people. And I exhort them allegiance to the same;

everywhere to testify their devotion to their And wherean all officers of the army and navy

country, their pride in its prosperity and greatof the United States, in accepting their commis

ness, and their determation to uphold its free insions under the laws of Congress and the rules

plea stitutions by a hearty co-operation in the efforts

of the Government to sustain the authority of and articles of war, incur an obligation to ob

the law, to maintain the supremacy of the Fedserve, obey, and follow such directions as they

yeral Constitution, and to preserve unimpaired shall from time to time receive from the Presi

the integrity of the National Union. dent or the General, or other superior officers set

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal over them, according to the rules and discipline

of the United States to be affixed to these preof war ;

sents, and sign the same with my hand. And whereas it is provided by law that when

Done at the city of Washington the 3d day of over, by reason of unlawful obstructions, combipations, or assemblages of persons, or rebellion [L. 8.] September, in the year 1867.. against the authority of the Government of the By the President: ANDREW JOHNSON. United States, it shall become impracticable, in Wm. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State. the judgment of the President of the United Atatos, to enforce, by the ordinary course of Extending Full Pardon to Certain Persons who judicial proceedings, the laws of the United were Engaged in the late Rebellion, SeptemStates within any State or Territory, the Exec I ber 7, 1867. utive in that case is authorized and required to Whereas, in the month of July, anno Domini neouro their faithful execution by the employ- | 1861, the two houses of Congress, with extrainont of the land and naval forces;

ordinary unanimity, solemnly declared that tho And whereas impediments and obstructions, war then existing was not waged on the part of serious in their character, have recently been the Government in any spirit of oppression, nor interposed in the States of North Carolina and for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, nor South Carolina, hindering and preventing for a purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the time in proper enforcement thero of the laws of rights or established institutions of the States. the United States, and of the judgments and but to defend and maintain the supremacy of deorees of a lawful court thereof, in disregard the Constitution, and to preserve the Union with

all the dignity, equality, and rights of the

several States unimpaired, and that as soon as *Tror other proclamations and orders, see pages 7-18 I these chienta should

18these objects should be accomplished the war f the Manual of 1900, and pages 08-74 of the Manual of W or 194 100 of the combined Manual.

ought to cease;

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