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POLITICAL MANUAL FOR 1868,

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INCLUDING A CLAS&FIED SUMMARY OF THE IMPORTANT

EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, POLITICO-MILITARY,

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

EDWARD MoPHERSOT,

I11 the Clerk's Office t>f the District Court of the United States fdr the District of Columbia.

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Those who have seen the Political Manuals of 1866 and 1867 will un

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derstand the scope of this volutin, ^he.n- 1*M-that,''Tipdn-'1^ *a1ne'phln |it continues the record from the date at which the latter Manual closed, April 1, 1867, to July 15, 1868. This period has witnessed the complete development of the Congressional Plan of Beconstructiori and the Bestoration of several States,, under it. All the Votes, Acts, Orders, and Papers' connected therewith will be found gathered and :appropriately classified.

The volume contains an abstract of the various new Constitutions and of the Orders of the Commanders of 'the jseveral Military Districts; the Votes in Congress, State Legislatures, and at the poilfi on the various topics which have arisen; also the action of President Johnson, his Proclamations and Orders, the attempted Impeachment by the Houss of Representatives, With the Articles, the Answer of the President,, and the Judgment of the Senate; and copious lahje^, .on Bevenuo and Taiation, Estimates and Appropriations, Banks, Debt, Elections, &o. '-' .'

. In it will also be found General (grant's Political Becord, including a full copy of his Testimony, before the Judiciary Committee, on Beconstmction; his Correspondence with President Johnson on various subjects; his Politico

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Military Orders, and his relations to iBeconstruotion. The usual lists of the Cabinet and Congress; the Votes on Political Bills and Besolutions; the Rational Platforms of 1852, 1856, 1860( 1864, and 1868, with the Letters: of Acceptance of the Candidates of the two great parties; and a chapter of .General Political Miscellany, wij^ i<iis hoped, furnish every important political fact which faiicify enters into the great political struggle before,'the

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