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determine and decide doubtful questions as to | aforesaid amendment has been ratified in the the authenticity of the organization of State manner hereinbefore mentioned, and so has legislatures, or as to the power of any State become valid, to all intents and purposes, as a legislature to recall a previous act or resolution part of the Constitution of the United States. of ratification of any amendment proposed to In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set the Constitution ;

my hand, and caused the seal of the Department And whereas it appears from official docu- of State to be affixed. ments on file in this Department that the amend- Done at the City of Washington this 20th ment to the Constitution of the United States,

day of July, in the year of our Lord proposed as 'aforesaid, has been ratified by the (SEAL.) 1868, and of the independence of the legislatures of the States of Connecticut, New

United States of America the ninetyHampshire, Tennessee, New Jersey, Oregon,

third. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Vermont, New York, Ohio, Illinois, West Vir

Secretary of State. ginia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, Missouri, Indiana, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Wisconsin,

e Island, Wisconsin, Concurrent Resolation of Congress on the same Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, Ne

Subject, July 21, 1868. braska, and Iowa; And whereas it further appears, from docu

Whereas the legislatures of the States of ments on file in this Department that the Connecticut, Tennessee, New Jersey, Oregon. amendment to the Constitution of the United Vermont, West Virginia, Kansas, Missouri, InStates, proposed as aforesaid, has also been rati- diana, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, New York. fied by newly-constituted and newly-established Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Michi. bodies avowing themselves to be, and acting as,

gan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Massachusette, the legislatures, respectively, of the States of

Nebraska, Maine, Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana,

North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, and South Carolina, and Alabama;

Louisiana, being three-fourths and more of the And whereas it further appears from official / several States of the Union, have ratified the documents on file in this Department that the fourteenth article of amendment to the Constilegislatures' of two of the States first above tution of the United States, duly proposed by enumerated, to wit: Ohio and New Jersey, have

two-thirds of each House of thě Thirty-Ninth since passed resolutions respectively withdraw-/ Congress; therefore , ing the consent of each of said States to the

Resolved by the Senate, (the House of Repreaforesaid amendment: and whereas it is deemed sentatives concurring,) That said fourteenth a matter of doubt and uncertainty whether such article is hereby declared to be a part of the resolutions are not irregular, invalid, and there

Constitution of the United States, and it shall fore ineffectual for withdrawing the consent of

be duly promulgated as such by the Secretary of the said two States, or of either of them, to the

State. aforesaid amendment;

July 21-Passed the SENATE without a count. And whereas the whole number of States in

Same day-Passed the HOUSE—the resoluthe United States is thirty-seven, to wit: New

tion-yeas 126, nays 32; the preamble-yeas Hampshire, M.assachusetts, Rhode Island, Con

127, nays 35. necticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,

| Georgia has ratified it since, by a majority of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, ten in the Senate, and twenty-four in the House. South Carolina, Georgia, Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Missis

General Blair's Letter to Colonel Brodhead. sippi, Illinois, Alabama, Maine, Missouri, Ar

WASHINGTON, June 30, 1868. kansas, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wis Colonel JAMES 0. BRODHEAD.. consin, Minnesota, California, Oregon, Kansas, | DEAR COLONEL: In reply to your inquiries, I West Virginia, Nevada, and Nebraska;, | beg leave to say, that I leave to you to deter

And whereas the twenty-three States first mine, on consultation with my friends from Mis. herein before named, whose legislatures have souri, whether my name shall be presented to ratified the said proposed amendment, and the the Democratic Convention, and to submit the six States next thereafter named, as having following as what I consider the real and only ratified the said proposed amendment by newly- issue in this contest. constituted and established legislative bodies, The reconstruction policy of the Radicals will together constitute three-fourths of the whole be complete before the next election; the States number of States in the United States :

so long excluded will have been admitted, neNow, therefore, be it known, that I, William gro suffrage established, and the carpet-baggers H. Seward, Secretary of State of the United installed in their seats in both branches of ConStates, by virtue and in pursuance of the second gress. There is no possibility of changing the section of the act of Congress, approved the political character of the Senate, even if the twentieth of April, eighteen hundred and Democrats should elect their President and a eighteen, hereinbefore cited, do hereby certify majority of the popular branch of Congress. We that if the resolutions of the legislatures of cannot, therefore, undo the Radical plan of reOhio and New Jersey ratifying the aforesaid construction by congressional action; the Senate amendment are to be deemed as remaining in will continue a bar to its repeal. Must we subfull force and effect, notwithstanding the subse mit to it? How can it be overthrown? It can quent resolutions of the legislatures of those only be overthrown by the authority of the ExStates which purport to withdraw the consent ecutive, who is sworn to maintain the Constituof said States from such ratification, then the tion, and who will fail to do his duty if he allows

the Constitution to perish under a series of con- the good-will and kindness which that body has gressional enactments which are in palpable shown to me. Its nomination was unsought, and violation of its fundamental principles.

unexpected. It was my ambition to take an If the President elected by the Democracy active part, from which I am now excluded, in enforces or permits others to enforce these recon- the great struggle going on for the restoration struction acts, the Radicals, by the accession of of good government, of peace and prosperity to twenty spurious Senators and fifty Representa-car country. But I have been caught up by tives, will control both branches of Congress, the whelming tide that is bearing us on to a and his administration will be as powerless as great political change, and I find myself vnable the present one of Mr. Johnson.

to resist its pressure. You have also given to There is but one way to restore the Govern-me à copy of the resolutions put forth by the ment and the Constitution, and that is for the convention, showing its position upon all the President elect to declare these acts null and great questions which now agitate the country, void, compel 'the army to undo its usurpations at As the presiding officer of that convention, I the South, disperse the carpet.bag State govern-am familiar with their scope and import, and ments, allow the white people to reorganize as one of its members, I am a' party to their their own governments, and elect Senators and terms; they are in accord with my views, and I Representatives. The House of Representatives stand upon them in the contest upon which we will contain a majority of Democrats from the are now entering; and I shall strive to carry North, and they will admit the Representatives them out in future, wherever I may be placed, elected by the white people of the South, and, in public or private life. I congratulate you, with the co-operation of the President, it will not and all conservative men, who seek to restore be difficult to compel the Senate to submit once order, peace, prosperity, and good government more to the obligations of the Constitution. It to our land, upon the evidences everywhere will not be able to withstand the public judg- shown that we are to triumph at the next elecment, if distinctly invoked and clearly expressed tion. Those who are politically opposed to us on this fundamental issue, and it is the sure way flattered themselves there would be discord in to avoid all future strife to put the issue plainly our councils; they mistook the uncertainties of to the country.

our views as to the best methods of carrying out I repeat, that this is the real and only question our purposes, for difference of opinion with regard whioh we should allow to control us: Shall we to those purposes. They mistook an intense submit to the usurpations by which the Govern- anxiety to do no act which should not be wise ment has been overthrown; or shall we exert and judicious, for a spirit of discord; but during ourselves for its full and complete restoration ? the lengthened proceedings and earnest discussIt is idle to talk of bonds, greenbacks, gold, the ions of the convention there has prevailed an public faith, and the public credit. What can a entire harmony of intercourse, a patient forbearDemocratic President do in regard to any of ance, and a self-sacrificing spirit, which are the these, with a Congress in both branches con- sure tokens of a coming victory. Accept for trolled by the carpet-baggers and their allies ? yourselves, gentlemen, my wishes for your future He will be powerless to stop the supplies by welfare and happiness. "In a few days I will which idle negroes are organized into politi- answer the communication you have just handed cal clubs-by which an army is maintained to me by letter, as is the customary form. protect these vagabonds in their outrages upon

SPEECH OF GENERAL BLAIR. the ballot. These, and things like these, eat up

| Mr. CHAIRMAN: I accept the platform of resothe revenues and resources of the Government

nt lutions passed by the late Democratic Conven

til and destroy its creditmake the difference be

tion, and I accept their nomination with feelings tween gold and greenbacks. We must restore

of profound gratitude; and, sir, I thank you for the Constitution before we can restore the

the very kind manner in which you have already finances, and to do this we must have a Presi

conveyed to me the decision of the Democratic dent who will execute the will of the people by l Convention. I accept the nomination with the trampling into dust the usurpations of Congress

usurpations of Congress conviction that your nomination for the Presiknown as the reconstruction acts. I wish to dency is one which will carry as to certain stand before the convention upon this issue, but | victory, and because I believe that the nom. it is one which embraces everything else that lination is the most proper nomination that is of value in its large and comprehensive re- could be made by the Democratic party. The sults. It is the one thing that includes all that contest which we wage is for the restoration is worth a contest, and without it there is nothing of constitutional government, and it is proper that gives dignity, honor, or value to the strug- that we should make this contest under the lead gle. - . Your friend, FRANK P. BLAIR.

of one who has given his life to the maintenance

of constitutional government. We are to make Speeches of Horatio Seymour and Francis P. the contest for the restoration of those great

Blair, Jr., Accepting the Nominations, July 10, principles of government which belong to our 1868. [From the N. Y. World, July 11, 1868.]

race. And, my fellow-citizens, it is most proper

that we should select for our leader a man not SPEECH OF GOVERNOR SEYMOUR.

from military life, but one who has devoted MR. CHAIRMAN AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COM himself to civil pursuits; who has given himself MITTEE: I thank you for the courteous terms in to the study and the understanding of the Conwhich you have communicated to me the action stitution and its maintenance with all the force of the Democratic National Convention. I have of reason and judgment. My fellow-citizens, I 20 words adequate to express my gratitude for I have said that the contest before us was one for the restoration of our government; it is also one, thirty years shall bear interest at four and a half for the restoration of our race. It is to pre- per centum; and bonds falling due in forty years vent the people of our race from being exiled shall bear interest at four, per centum; which from their homes-exiled from the govern: said bonds and the interest thereon shall be exment which they formed and created for them- empt from the payment of all taxes or duties to selves and for their children, and to prevent the United States, other than such income tax as them from being driven out of the country or may be assessed on other incomes, as well as from trodden under foot by an inferior and semi- taxation in any form by or under State, muni. barbarous race. In this country we shall have cipal, or local authority, and the said bonds shall the sympathy of every man who is worthy to be exclusively used, par for par, for the redemp. belong to the white race. What civilized people tion of or in exchange for an equal amount of on earth would refuse to associate with them any of the present outstanding bonds of the selves in all the rights, and honors and dignity i United States known as the five-twenty bonds, of their country such' men as Lee and Johnston ? and may be issued to an amount, in the aggre. What civilized country on earth would fail to I gate, sufficient to coyer the principal of all such do honor to those who, fighting for an erroneous five-twenty bonds, and no more, in wollen einem cause, yet distinguished themselves by gallantry SEC. 2. That there is hereby appropriated out in that service? In that contest, for which they l of the duties derived from imported goods the are sought to be disfranchised and to be exiled sum of one hundred and thirty-five millions of from their homes--in that contest, they have dollars annually, which sum, during each fiscal proved themselves worthy to be our peers. My year, shall be applied to the payment of the in fellow-citizens, it is not my purpose to make any terest and to the reduction of the principal of long address, (cries of " go on,'') but simply to the public debt, in such a manner as may be de express my gratitude for the great and distin- termined by the Secretary of the Treasury, or as guished honor which has been conferred upon Congress may hereafter direct; and such reducme

tion shall be in lieu of the sinking fund con. A voice. You are worthy of it."

templated by the fifth section of the act entitled • General Blair- and from my heart to reiter-1" An act to authorize the issue of United States ate the words of thanks that fell from my lips notes, and for the redemption or funding thereof, when I arose. Sii s

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and for funding the floating debt of the United States," approved February twenty-fifth, eigh.

teen hundred and sixty-two. A The Funding Bill, July 25, 1868.

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Sec. 3. That from and after the passage of this AN ACT providing for payment of the national act no percentage, deduction, commission, or

debt, and for the reduction of the rate of in compensation of any amount or kind shall be terest thereon.

allowed to any person for the sale, negotiation, Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the redemption or exchange of any bonds or securiTreasury is hereby authorized to issue coupon or ties of the United States, or of any coin or bullion registered bonds of the United States, in such disposed of at the Treasury Department or elseform as he may prescribe, and of denominations where on account of the United States; and all of one hundred dollars, or any multiple of that acts or parts of acts authorizing or permitting, súm, redeemable in coin at the pleasure of the by construction or otherwise, the Secretary of United States after thirty and forty years, res- the Treasury to appoint any agent, other than pectively, and bearing the following rates of some proper officer of his department, to make yearly interest, payable semi-annually in coin, such sale, negotiation, redemption, or exchange that is to say: The issue of bonds falling due in of bonds and securities are hereby repealed. bra

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ALAN KMA, orders and action of the military, therein, FOSTER J. G., General, General Grant's order to, respect-

E 5-61; new constitution of, 67; bill for restoration ing order 44, 48; report of, note, 49.
i brepresentation, 77,79, 80, 81; representatives elect FOURTEENTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT, votes of legisla-
from, 88; election returns in, 112

tures on ratifying, 92, 93; certificate of Mr. Seward
ANNE STY PROCLAMATION, of partial, 82, 83; of general, 84. respecting, 119; concurrent resolution of Congress
ARKA VSAS, orders and action of the military therein, 61 upon, 120.

ca; new constitution of, 67, 68; restoration to rep- FREEDMEN'S BUREAU, bill to continue, and whole expen-
re sentation, 77, 79; names of Senators and Repre lises of, 89; additional bill, 118..*
seintatives, 87, 88; vote of legislature ratifying 14th FRELINGHUYSEN, FREDERICK T., motion respecting Gen-
amendment, 93.

eral Sehofield's confirmation, 4. ,
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST ANDREW JOHNSON FUNDING BILL, the, 122.
swer of, and judgment of the Senate, 6-22.

GEORGIA, orders and action of the military in, 59-61;
ASHBUR N, GEORGE W., order respecting assassination of 'new constitution of, 70; restoration to representa-
60. 11

tion, 77; Representatives eleci from, 88; ratification
BALTIMORE TROUBLES OP 1866, and General Grant's record of 14th amendment, 120.

GORHAM, GEORGE C., Secretary of the Senate, 87..
BEALE, W. H. R., application for pardon, 41, 45. 5 GRANT, ULYSSES S., GENERAL, LETTERS OF, to Secretary
BLAIR, FRANCIS P., jr,, nomination and acceptance, for Stanton and President Johnson on taking the War

Vice President, 1.07; letter to Colonel Brodhead, Department ad interim, 1,2; to and from President
120; speech of, 121.5

Johnson on retiring therefrom, 22-33; on removing
BROWNING, ORVILLE H., Secretary of Interior, 87; letter Sheridan and Stanton, 46-48; to Hon. E. B. Wash-
of, on General Grant, 29.

burne on slavery and reconstruction, 34; to Hon. I.
BUTLER, BENJAMIN F., amendment to reconstruction N. Morris on being a candidate for political office,
bill, 78.

35; on results of peace on any terms,” and filling
CABINET OF P. ESIDENT JOHNson, members of, 87.

the armies, 35; on protecting colored soldiers, 36;
CANBY, E. R. S. Major General, orders of and respect on going to Mexico, 36; on Baltimore troubles of
ing, 58, 85.

1866, 37; on martial law in Texas, 38; on order 44,
CHANDLER, ZACHARIAH, motion on Mr. Stanton's removal, I 48; to Generals Foster, Sheridan, Dope, Meade,

Ord, and Governor Throckmorton, respecting re-
CHASE, SALMON P., Chief Justice, oath as presiding offi construction matters, 48-54; accepting nomination

cer at impeachment trial, 11; motions proposing for President, 105. :
thanks to, 90, 198; vote for nomination for Presi GRANT, ULYSSES S., "ORDERS OF, respecting return of slaves
dent, 111.

from camps, 33; use of colored persons in the army,
COLFAX, SCHUILER, Speaker of House, 87; nominated for 33; organization of negro regiments, 34; establish-
* Vice President and acceptance, 106.

ment and control of camps for freedmen, 34; orderg
COLORED SOLDIERS, General Grant's letter on protecting, and telegrams respecting reconstruction, 48-54;
35.'

forbidding the reappointment of removed civil
COLORED SUFFRAGE, secured in State constitutions, 93, 94. " officers, 54; telegram to General Buchanan, 65.
CONKLING, Roscoe, motion respecting Alabama, 81. GRANT, Ulysses S., report as, Secretary of War ad in.
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, votes of legisla terim, on condition of rebel States, 54-56; terms of

tures on 14th amendment to, 93; ratification of 14th * Lee's surrender, views upon, 39,
amendment, 119.

GRANT, ULYSSES S., testimony of, on exchange of pris-
CONVENTIONS, National, of Republican and Democratic

t oners, 36; on reconstruction, 38-46; on Baltimore
parties, platforms, and acceptance of candidates troubles of 1866, 45, 46, on application of Lee and
Of, 96-104, 104-108.

others for amnesty, 41-45. **
CORBETT, Henry W., motion respecting Mr. Stanton's "GREENBACKS," law limiting amount of, 95.
suspension, 3. ,

GRIFFIN, CHARLES, General, jury order of, 63; order
DEBT, amount of, of United States, 114.

respecting, 84.
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL PLATFORMS of 1852, 1856, 1860, and HANCOCK, WINFIELD S., orders respecting, 46-48, 84, 86;

1864, 96-1045 of 1868, 107, and vote for President in orders of, in fifth military district, 64, 65; vote for
111.

nomination for President, 111.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, bill for the further security of HENDERSON, Joan B., motion respecting General Scho-
equal rights in, 91.

field's confirmation, 4; amendment to Arkansas
Dixon, JAMES, amendment to resolution on Mr. Stan bill, 79; motion proposing thanks to Chief Justice
ton's removal, 2:

Chase, 90.
DOOLITTLE, JAMES R., amendment to reconstruction bill, HENDRICKS, THOMAS A., amendment to Arkansas bill, 79;
78; vote for nomination for President, 111.

vote for nomination for President, 111.
DRAKE, CHARLES D., motion respecting Mr. Stanton's HOLDEN, WILLIAM W., call of, for meeting of legislature
removal, 3; amendment to Arkansas bill, 77.

of North Carolina, 59.
EDMUNDS, GEORGE F, resolution on removal of Mr. Stan- HUMPHREYS, BENJAMIN G., Governor of Mississippi, pro-
ton, 2; on confirming General Schofield, 4.

clamation of, 62; removal of, 63. ***
ELBOTORAL COLLEGE of 1864 and vote in, 112; of 1868, 118; || IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW Johnson, the various votes upon,
* 'act respecting, veto of, and re-passage, 119.

'in House and Senate, 4-22.
EWING, THOMAS, jr., proposed resolution of, at Soldiers JENKINS, CHARLES J., Governor, threatened removal of,

and Sailor's Convention, 109; vote for nomination 51; actual removal, 60.
for President, 111.

JORNSON, ANDREW, Cabinet of. 8
EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS, General Grant's testimony JOHNSON, ANDREW, LETTERS OF-To Secretary Stanton
BRUDERORTU JOAN F.. motion respecting Florida, 81.

* requesting his resignation, 1; appointing General
FARNSWORTH, JOHN F., motion respecting Florida, 81.

Grant Secretary of War ad interim, 1; appointing
FEMALE SUFFRAGE, vote upon, in Kansas, 93.

Lorenzo Thomas Secretary of War ad interim, 6; to
FERRY, ORRIS S., amendment to the Arkansas bill, 80. 1. and from General Grant respecting the latter's
FIELD, STEPHEN F., vote for nomination for President, withdrawal from the War Office, 22-33.
111.

JOHNSON, ANDREW, MESSAGE announcing the removal of
FINANCIAL LEGISLATION, (5.20's, 10.40's, "greenbacks," Secretary Stanton, 2; veto of electoral college bill,
&c.,) 94.

118, 119.
FIVE-TWENTY BONDS, act authorizing, 94.

JOHNSON, ANDREW, proposed impeachment of, votes in
FLORIDA, orders and action of military therein, 59-61; House and Senate upon, articles of, and answer,

new constitution of, 68–69; restoration to represen 4-22.
tation, 77,81; Senators and Representatives from, Johnson, ANDREW, ORDERS AND PROCLAMATIONS OF_Sus.

87, 88; vote of legislature on 14th amendment, 93. pending Secretary Stanton and designating General
FORNEY, John W., resigned as Secretary of Senate, 87. I Grant, 1; removing Secretary Stanton,5; appointins

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General Thomas Secretary of War ad interim, 6; 1 REPRESENTATIVES IN FORTIETI CONGRESS, 87. 88
to General Grant respecting Secretary Stanton's REPRESENTATION OF INSURRECTIONARY STATEB, bills prescrib-
orders, 24 ; respecting Baltimore troubles of 1866, ing terms of, 75–77.
37; respecting Sheridan, Thomas, Hancock, 46-48, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL PLATFORM8 of 1856, 1860, and 1864,
86; proclamation enjoining obedience to the Con 96-104; of 1868, 104.
stitution and the laws, 82; extending full pardon RHODE ISLAND, election returns, 112.
to certain persons engaged in the rebellion, 82, 83; SOHOFIELD, JOHN M., General, confirmation of, as seecre-
general amnesty, 84; respecting the transaction of tary of War, 4; action of, in Virginia, 56, 57.
public business, 84; correcting an error of date in SCHURZ, CARL, resolutions of, at Chicago convention 106.
previous proclamation, 84; orders referring to re- SEWARD, WILLIAM H., Secretary of State, 87; letter 07, on
construction, 46-48, 85, 86; establishing a new mili General Grant, 30; certificate of adoption of 1 pur-
tary division, 85; proclamation respecting the rati teenth amendment, 119.
fication of 14th amendment by Florida and North SEYMOUR, HORATIO, nominated for President, 111; sp. ech
Carolina, 119.

on aceepting, 121.
JOHNSON, ANDREW, TELEGRAM OF, to ex-Gov. Parsons, of SHERIDAN, PuILIP H., General, report on condition of

Alabama, on ratification of 14th amendment, note, Texas, note, 38; letters and orders on removal of,
92.

46-48,85; orders and telegrams of and to, on repon:
KANSAS, votes on constitutional amendments, 94.

struction, 48–50; order relieving, 85.
LEE, ROBERT E., GENERAL, action of General Granto SHERMAN, JOHN, motion respecting Georgia, 80.
application for benefit of amnesty, 41-45.

SHERMAN, WILLIAM T., General, telegram declining b fevety
“ LEGAL-TENDERS," act authorizing the, 85.

86.
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, vote for President in 1864, 112. SICKLES, DANIEL E., General, orders and action in second
LIST OF MEMBERS OF FORTIETH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, military district, 57; order relieving, 85.
87, 88.

SLAVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION, General Grant's views on,
LOUISIANA, orders and action of military in, 63-65; new 33, 38-44.

constitution of, 69, 70; restoration to representa SOUTH CAROLINA, orders and action of military ir, 40-44,
tion, 77; representatives elect from, 88.

57-59; action on military reconstruction bil, 57-59;
MARTIAL LAW, General Grant on declaring, in Texas, new constitution of, 72, 73; registration and votes

38; General Sheridan's report on subject, note, 38. in, on convention, 62; on constitution, see table on
MARYLAND, new constitution of, 66; provision respecting registration, &c.; restoration to representation, 77;
payment for slaves by United States, 66.

Representatives elect from, 88.
MCCLELLAN, GEORGE B., vote for President in 1864, 112. SPALDING, RUFUS P., resolution of inquiry, 5; substitute
MCDOWELL, IRVIN, GENERAL, order removing Governor for Alabama bill, 79.

Humphreys, of Mississippi, 63; order respecting, STANBÉRY, HENRY, Attorney General, 87; of President's
85, 86; order assigning to and relieving from com counsel, 11; rejected on re-nomination, 87.

mand of fourth military district, 86; action of, 63. STANTON, EDWIN M., Secretary of War, 87; request for
MCPHERSON, EDWARD, Clerk of House, 87.

resignation of, and reply, 1; order of suspension,
MEADE, GEORGE G., GENERAL, telegrams to and from Gen. and Senate vote upon, 1, 2; order rgioving, and

Grant, 53, 54; removal of Gov. Jenkins, of Georgia, Senate vote upon, 2, 3; letters to General Grant

60; telegram on test-oath, 60; order assigning, 86. and to President Johnson, 1, 2; letter announcing
MEXICO, General Grant and the proposed mission to, 36. that he had “relinquished charge" of the War De-
MICHIGAN, vote on constitutional amendments, 93.

partment, and order to General Townsend, 3; Pres.
MILITARY DIVISION OF THE ATLANTIC, order establishing, 86. ident Johnson's order respecting orders of, 24;
MILITARY RECONSTRUCTION Acts, orders thereunder, 56-65, General Grant's letter to President Johnson on
85, 86.

removal of, 46-48; vote of thanks to, 90; of censure
MINNESOTA, vote on constitutional amendment, 94.

of, 108.
MISSISSIPPI, orders and action of military in, 61-63; re- STEVENS, THADDEUS, report on impeachment, 5, 6.

moval of Gov. Humphreys, 63; new constitution STEWART, WILLIAM M., motion respecting General Scho-
of, 74.

field's confirmation, 4.
NATIONAL PLATFORM8 of 1852, 1856, 1860, 1864, 96-104; of SUFFRAGE, in the various rebel States, 67-74; votes on
1868, 112.

constitutional amendments in various States, 93.
New HAMPSHIRE, election returns of, 112.

SUPPLEMENTAL RECONSTRUCTION MEASURES, 75-77.
NEW Jersey, vote of legislature on withdrawing ratifica | SUPREME Court of UNITED STATES, proposed legislation
tion of 14th amendment, 93.

respecting, 90.
NEW YORK, new constitution of, 66.

SWAYNE, WAGER, General, orders of, 69: order relieve
NORTH CAROLINA, orders and action of the military in. ing, 86,

57-69; new constitution of, 72; restoration to rep: TEN-FORTY BONDS, act authorizing the, 94.
resentation, 77; Representatives elect from, 88; Texas, resolutions of convention of, 65; important mil-

vote of legislature on ratifying 14th amendment, 93. itary order in, 96.
Ohio, vote of legislature of 1868 on withdrawing the THOMAS, GEORGE H., Major General, various orders re-

ratification of the 14th amendment, 93; votes on specting, 46, 47, 85; telegram of, declining brevet,

proposed amendment to State constitution, 93. L SR
ORD, EDWARD 0. C., Major General, assignment of, to THOMAS, LORENZO, General, letter of authority as Sec-

and from the command of fourth military district, 1. retary of War ad interim, 6; acceptance of, 3.

85; orders of, in fourth military district, 61-63. THROCKMORTON, J. W., Governor, General Grant's tele-
ORDER NO. 44, facts concernin
ORDERS, MILITARY, 46-48, 85, 86.

TOWNSEND, É. D., General, order of Secretary Stanton
OREGON, election returns of 1868, 112.

1 to, 4.
PARSONS, LEWIS E., President Johnson's telegram to, TRUMBULL, LYMAN, motion respecting Alabama, 81.
note, 92.

VIRGINIA, orders and action of military in, 56, 57; ap-
PEASE, E. M., appointed governor of Texas, 63.

pointment of Henry H. Wells as governor, 57; new
PENNSYLVANIA, election returns, 112.

constitution of, 73.
PICKETT, GEORGE E., General, application for clemency, WELLES, GIDEON, Secretary of the Navy, 87; letter of, on
41, 45.

General Grant, 30.
PIERPOINT, FRANCIS H., superseded as Governor of Vir |WELLS, HENRY H., appointed governor of Virginia, 57.
ginia, 57.

WAIG NATIONAL PLATFORM of 1852, 97.
POLITICAL PLATFORMS of 1852, 1856, 1860, 1864, 96–104; of WILLEY, WAITMAN T., motion on confirming General
1868, 104-108.

Schofield, 4.
POPE, JOHN, Major General, telegrams to and from Grant, WILLIAMS, GEORGE H., motion respecting certain con.

50-53; orders and action of, in third military dis. stitutions, 80, 81.
trict, 59; order relieving, 86.

WILLIAMS, Thomas, proposition respecting Supreme
PROCLAMATIONS AND ORDERSOF PRESIDENT JOHNSON, 82-86, 119. Court, 90.. .
PUBLIC DEBT OF UNITED STATES, amount of, 114

WILSON, HENRY, motion respecting Secretary Stanton's
RANDALL, ALEXANDER W., Postmaster General, 87; let removal, 3; motion respecting Alabama, 80; vote of,
ter of, on General Grant, 29.

* for Vice President, 106.
RECONSTRUCTION, General Grant's views upon, 34, 38–46; | WOODBRIDGE, FREDERICK E., motion respecting Alabama,

President Johnson's orders referring to, 85, 86, 119. 80.
RECONSTRUCTION MEASURES, SUPPLEMENTAL, 75-77; orders | YATES, RICHARD, motion respecting Secretary Stanton's,
referring to, 66–65, 86, 86.

removal, 3.

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