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New Jersey, vice ADOLPI E. BORIE, of Penn- | Nevada—James W. Nye, William M. Stewart. sylvania, resigned June 25, 1869.
Nebraska—John M. Thayer, Thomas W. Tipton. Postmaster General-Juan A. J. CRESWELL, of Maryland.
House of Representatives. Secretary of the Interior-Jacob D. Cox, of Ohio JAMES G. Blaine, of Maine, Speaker. Attorney General-E. ROCKWELL Hoar, of Mas- Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania, Clerk sachusetts.
Maine-John Lynch, Samuel P. Morrill, James
G. Blaine, John A. Peters, Eugene Hale. MEMBERS OF THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS. New Hampshire* -Jacob H. Ela, Aaron F. SteFirst Session, March 4, 1869-April 10, 1869. vens, Jacob Benton.
Vermont-Charles W. Willard, Luke P. Poland, Senate.
Worthington C. Smith. SCHUYLER COLFAX, of Indiana, Vice-President of Massachusetts,James Buffinton, Oakes Ames,
the United States and President of the Senate. Ginery Twichell, Samuel Hooper, Benjamin F. George C. Gorham, of California, Secretary. Butler, Nathaniel P. Banks, George S. BoutMaine-William Pitt Fessenden, Hannibal Ham- well,f George F. Hoar, William B. Washburn, lin.
Henry L. Dawes. New Hampshire-Aaron H. Cragin, James W. Rhode Island, Thomas A. Jenckes, Nathan F. Patterson.
Dixon. Vermont-Justin S. Morrill, George F. Edmunds. Connecticutf-Julius Strong, Stephen W. Kellogg, Massachuseits-Henry Wilson, Charles Sumner. Henry H. Starkweather, William H. Barnum. Rhode Island-Henry B. Antbony, William New York-Henry A. Reeves, John G. SchumaSprague.
ker, Henry W. Slocum, John Fox, John MorConnecticut-Orris S. Ferry, William A. Buck- rissey, Samuel S. Cox, & Hervey C Calkin, James ingham.
Brooks, Fernando Wood, Clarkson N. Potter, New York-Roscoe Conkling, Reuben E. Fenton. George W. Greene, John H. Ketcham, John A. New Jersey-Alexander G. Cattell, John P. Griswold, Stephen L Mayh&m, Adolphus H. Stockton.
Tanner, Orange Ferriss, William A. Wheeler, Pennsylvania—Simon Cameron, John Scott. Stephen Sanford, Charles Knapp, Addison H. Delaware-- Willard Saulsbury, Thomas F. Bay. Lalin, Alexander H. Bailey, John C. Churchard.
ill, Dennis McCarthy, George W. Cowles, WilMaryland–George Vickers, William T. Hamil- liam H. Kelsey, Giles W. Hotchkiss, Hamilton
Ward, Noah Davis, John Fisher, David S. North Carolina_John C. Abbott, John Pool. Bennett, Porter Sheldon. South Carolina—Thomas J. Robertson, Frederick New Jersey-William Moore, Charles Haight, A. Sawyer.
John T. Bird, John Hill, Orestes Cleveland. Alabama-Willard Warner, George E. Spencer. Pennsylvania-Samuel J. Randall, Charles Louisiana-John S. Harris, William P. Kellogg. O'Neill, Leonard Myers,|| William D. Kelley, Ohio-John Sherman, Allen G. Thurman.
John R. Keading, John D Stiles, Washington Kentucky—Thomas C. McCreery, Garrett Davis. Townsend, J. Lawrence Getz, Oliver J. Dickey, Tennessee-Joseph Fowler, William G. Brown- Henry L. Cake, Daniel M. Van Auken, George low.
W. Woodward, Ulysses Mercur, John B. Indiana-Oliver P. Morton, Daniel D. Pratt. Packer, Richard J. Haldeman, Jobn Cessna, Illinois-Richard Yates, Lyman Trumbull. Daniel J. Morrell, William H. Armstrong, Missouri-Charles D. Drake, Carl Schurz.
Glenni W. Scofield, Calvin W. Gilfillan (vaArkansas-Alexander McDonald, Benjamin F. cancy), James S. Negley, Darwin Phelps, Rice.
Joseph B. Donley. Michigan-Jacob M. Howard, Zachariah Chand. Delaware-Benjamin T. Biggs. ler.
Maryland-Samuel Hambleton, Stevenson ArFlorida—Thomas W. Osborn, Abijah Gilbert. cher, Thomas Swann, Patrick Hamill, FredeIowa-James W. Grimes, James Harlan.
rick Stone. Wisconsin— Timothy 0. Howe, Matthew H. Car- North Carolina-Clinton L. Cobb, David Heaton, penter.
Oliver H. Dockery, John T. Deweese, Israel G. California-Cornelius Cole, Eugene Casserly. Lash, Francis E. Shober.f Alexander H. Jones. Minnesota-Daniel S. Norton, Alexander Ramsey. South Carolina-B. F. Whittemore, C. C. Bowen, Oregon-George H. Williams, Henry W. Corbett. Solomon L. Hoge, ** (vacancy.) Kansas - Edmund G. Ross, Samuel C. Pomeroy. Louisiana-(Vacancy,) Lionel A. Sheldon, *** West Virginia--Waitman T. Willey, Arthur I. (vacancy.) (vacancy.) Boreman
Ohio-Peter W. Strader, Job E. Stevenson, other oficery described, shall not be, directly or indi. * Qualified March 15. rectly, concerned or interested in carrying on the busi- † Resigned March 12. ness of trade or commerce, or be owner, in whole or in Messrs. Strong, Kellogg, and Stark weather qualipart, of any sea vessel, or purchase, by himself or fied April 9, 1869; Mr. Barnum did not appear. another in trust for him, any public lands or other pub- Did not qualify, by reason of absence from the lic property, or be concerned in the purchase or dis-country. posal of any public securities of any State or of the I Qualified April 9, 1869, in place of John Moffet, United States, or take or apply to his own use any unseated. emolum pt or gain for negotiating or transacting any s Did not qualify, disabilities not having been rebusiness in the said Department other than what shall | ieved. be allowed by law. Mr. Boutwell qualified March 12, ** Admitted on prima facie, yeas 101, nays 39, and 1869. Mr. Schofield remained Secretary of War until qualified April 8. March 12, when Mr. Rawlins qualified
*** Qualified April 8, having been voted entitled to the *Qualified March 25, 1869.
seat, yeas 85, nays 38.
Robert C. Schenck, William Lawrence, Wil-, Missouri-Erastus Wells, Gustavus A. Finkelnliam Mungen, John A. Smith, James J. burg, James R. McCormick, Sempronius H. Winans, John Beatty, Edward F. Dickinson, Boyd, Samuel S. Burdett, Robert T. Van Truman H. Hoag, John T. Wilson, Philadelph Horn, Joel F. Asper, John F. Benjamin, DaVan Trump, George W. Morgan, Martin
vid P. Dyer. Welker, Eliakim H. Moore, John A. Bingham, Arkansas --- Logan H. Roots, A. A. C. Rogers, Jacob A. Ambler, William H. Upson, James Thomas Boles. A. Garfield.
Michigen-Fernando C. Beaman, William L. Kentucky-Lawrence S. Trimble, William N. Stoughton, Austin Blair, Thomas W. Ferry, Sweeney, J. S. Golladay, J. Proctor Knott, Omar D. Conger, Randolph Strickland. Boyd Winchester, Thomas L. Jones, James B. Florida—Charles M. Hamilton. Beck, George M. Adams, John M. Rice. Iowa --George W. McCrary, William Smyth, Tennessee-Roderick R: Butler, Horace May- William B. Allison, William Loughridge,
nard, William B. Stokes, Lewis Tillman, Wil- Frank W. Palmer, Charles Pomeroy: liam F. Prosser, Samuel M. Arnell, Isaac R. Wisconsin-Halbert E. Paine, Benjamin F. Hawkins, William J. Smith.
Hopkins, Amasa Cobb, Charles A. Eldridge, Indiana-William E. Niblack, Michael C. Kerr, Pbiletus Sawyer, Cadwalader C. Washburn.
William S. Holman, George W. Julian, John California-Samuel B. Axtell, Aaron A. Sar-
Ellihu B. Washburne,* John B. Hawley, Kansas-Sidney Clarke.
*Resigned March 6.
POLITICAL VOTES IN FIRST SESSION OF FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
Additional Reconstruction Legislation. purpose may appoint such registrars as he may
And said elections shall be An Act authorizing the submission of the con- held, and returns thereof made, in the manner
stitutions of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas provided by the acts of Congress commonly to a vote of the people, and authorizing the called the reconstruction acts. election of State Officers, provided by the said Sec. 3. That the President of the United States constitutions, and members of Congress. may in like manner submit the constitution of
Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the Texas to the voters of said State at such time United States, at such time as he may deem best and in such manner as he may direct, either the for the public interest, may submit the constitu- entire constitution, or separate provisions of the tion which was framed by the convention which same, as provided in the 1st section of this act, met in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, the, to a separate vote; and at the same election the 3d day of December, 1867, to the voters of said voters may vote for and elect the members of State, registered at the date of said submission, the Legislature and all the State officers profor ratification or rejection, and may also sub: vided for in said constitution, and members of mit to a separate vote such provisions of said Congress: Provided, also, That no election shall constitution as he may deem best, such vote to be held in said State of Texas for any purpose be taken either upon each of the said provisions until the President so directs. alone, or in connection with the other portions SEC. 4. That the President of the United States of said constitution, as the President may direct. may in like manner re-submit the constitution
SEC. 2. That at the same election the voters of Mississippi to the voters of said State at such of said State may vote for and elect members of time and in such manner as he may direct, either the General Assembly of said State, and all the the entire constitution or separate provisions of officers of said State provided for by the said the same, as provided in the 1st section of this constitutioa, and inembers of Congress; and the act, to a separate vote; and at the same election officer commanding the district of Virginia sball the voters may vote for and elect the members of cause the lists of registered voters of said State the legislature and all the State officers provided to be revised, enlarged, and corrected prior to for in said constitution, and members of Consuch election, according to law, and for that I gress.
Seo. 5. That if either of said constitutions of December, 1867, to the registered voters of said shall be ratified at such election, the Legislature State for ratification or rejection, and may also of the State su ratifying, elected as provided for submit to a separate vote such provisions of said in this act, shall assemble at the capital of said constitution as be may deem best, such vote to State on the fourth Tuesday after the official | be taken either upon each of the said provisions promulgation of such ratification by the mili. alone, or in connection with the other portions tary officer commanding in said Statě.
of said constitution, as the President may direct. SEO. 6. That before the States of Virginia, Sec. 2 That at the same election the voters Mississippi, and Texas shall be admitted to rep. of said State may vote for and elect members of resentation in Congress, their soveral legisla- the general assembly of said State, and all the tures, which may be hereafter lawfully organ- oficers of said State provided for by the said ized, shall ratify the fifteenth article which has constitution, and members of Congress; and the been proposed by Congress to the several States Officer commanding the district of Virginia shall as an amendment to the Constitution of the cause the lists of registered voters of said State United States.
to be revised and corrected prior to such election, Sec. 7. That the proceedings in any of the and for that purpose may appoint such registrars said States shall not be deemed final, or operate as he may deem necessary. And said election as a complete restoration thereof, until their shall be held and returns thereof made in the action, respectively, shall be approved by Con- manner provided by the election ordinance gress.
adopted by the convention which framed said Approved April 10, 1869.
constitution. The final votes on this act were as follow: SEO. 3. That the President of the United States IN SENATE, April 9.
may in like manner submit the constitution of
Texas to the voters of said State at such time YEAS-Messrs. Abbott, Boreman, Brownlow, Buckingham, Carpenter, Cattell, Chandler, Cole,Conkling, Cors and in such manner as he may direct, either the bett, Cragin, Drake, Fenton, Ferry, Fessenden, Ham- entire constitution, or separate provisions of the lin, Harris, IIoward, Howe, McDonald, Morrill, Morton, same, as provided in the 1st section of this act, ertson, Ross, Sawyer, Schurz, Scott, Sherman, Spencer, to a separate vote; and at the same election the Stewart, Sumner, Thayer, Tipton, Trumbull, Warner, voters may vote for and elect the members of the Nays-Megers. Bayard, Casserty, Davis, Fowler, McCree-in
said constitution, and members of Congress:
legislature and all the State officers provided for ry, Norton, Sprague, Slockton, Thurman-I.
Provided, also, That no election shall be held in IN HOUSE, April 9.
said State of Texas for any purpose until the YEAS-Messrs. Ambler, Ames, Armstrong, Asper, President so directs. Banks, Beaman, Benton, Bingham, Blair, Boles, Bowen, Boyd, Duffinton, B. F. Butler, Cake, Cessna, Church
SEC. 4. That the President of the United States ill, Amasa Cobb, Clinton L. Cobh, Coburn, Cook, Conger, may in like manner re-submit the constitution of worth, Ferriss, Ferry: Finkelnburg, Fitch, Gilfillan, time and in such manner as he may direct, either Cullom, Wawes Deweese: Dockery, Duval. Ela, Farns: Mississippi to the voters of said State, at such Hale, Hawley, Ilay, Heaton, Hoar, llooper, Hopkins, Hotchkiss, Ingersoll, Alexander II. Jones, Judd, Julian, the entire constitution or separate provisions of Kelley, Kellogg. Ketcham, Knapp, Lallin, Lash, Logan, the same, as provided in the 1st section of this McGrew, Mercur, William Moore, Morrell, Myers, Neg: act, to a separate vote; and at the same election ley, O'Neill, Orth, Packard, Palmer. Phelps, Po- the voters may vote for and elect the members land, l'omeroy, Prosser. Roots, Sargent, Sawyer, Scorl of the legislature and all the State officers proA. Smith, William J. Smith, William Smyth, Stark- vided for in said constitution, and members of weather, Stevens, Stevenson, Stokes, Stoughton Strick. Congress. land, Strong, Tanner, Tillman, Townsend, Tsichell, Sec. 5. That if either of said constitutions shall Tyner, Upson, Van lIorn, Ward, Cadwalder 0, Washburn, Welker,'\hecler, Whittemore, Wilkinson, wil be ratified at such election, the legislature of the lard, Williams, John T. Wilson, Winans, Witcher--108. State so ratifying, elected as provided for in this
NAYS–Messrs. Adams, Archer,, Aztell, Briggs: ,,Bird, act, shall assemble at the capital of said States,
Sec. 6. That in either of said States the commanding general, subject to the approval of the
President of the United States, may suspend, Previous Votes.
until the action of the legislature elected under IN HOUSE.
the constitution respectively, all laws that he
may deem unjust and oppressive to the people. 1869, April 8—The House passed the following
Yeas 125, Days 25, (not voting 47,) as follow:
YEAS-Messrs. Allison, Ambler, Armstrong. Arnell, An Act authorizing the submission of the con- Axtell, Bailey, Banks, Beaman, Leatty, Leck, Bingham,
stitutions of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas Blair, Boles. Bowen, Brooks, Buflinton, Durdett, Bento a vote of the people, and authorizing the jamin Butler, Roderick R. Butler. Culkin, Cessna, election of State officers, provided by the said Cook, Conger, Crebs, Cullom, Davis, Dawes, Deweese, constitutions, and members of Congress. Dickey, Dickinson, Dixon, Dockery, Donley, Duval,
Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the Ela, Farnsworth, Ferriss, Ferry, Finckelnburg. Fisher, United States, at such time as he may deem best Hill, lloar, loge. Hopkins,' Ilotchkiss. Ingersoll,
Fitch, Garfield, Gilfillan, Jale, Ilawley, Ilay, lleaton, for the public interest, may submit the constitu- Jenckes, Alexander 11. Jones, Judd. Julian, Kelley, tion which was framed by the convention which Kelsey, Ketcham, Knapp, Laflin, Lash, Lawrence, Lomet in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, the 3d day 1 ry, McGrew, William Moore, Morgan, Morrell, Morrill,
Negley, O'Neill. Orth, Packard, Packer, Paine. Pelmer, | The officers elected shall enter upon the duties
1st day of January next, and until their sucNAYS-Messrs. Adams, Archer, Biggs, Bird, Burr, Cleve. land, Eldridge, Getz. Golladay, Haldeman, Hamill, 17oman, cessors are elected and qualified. Thomas L. Jones, Kerr, Knult, McNeely, Moffet, Ni lack,
The third section provides that an election for Potler, Randall, Reeves, Sweeney, Trimble, Wells, Winches members of the United States Congress shall be ter-25.
beld in the congressional districts as established IN SENATE.
by said convention, one member of Congress be1869, April 9 - The House bill pending, ing elected in the State at large, at the same Mr. Morton moved this as a new section : time and places as the election for State officers;
That, before the States of Virginia, Missis. said election to be conducted by the same persippi, and Texas shall be admitted to representa sons and under the same regulations before mention in Congress, their several legislatures, which tioned in this act; the returns to be made in the may be hereafter lawfully organized, shall ratify same manner provided for State officers. the filteenth article which has been proposed by By the fourth section it is provided that no Congress to the several States as an amendment person shall act either as a member of any board to the Constitution of the United States. of registration to revise and correct the registra
Which was agreed to-yeas 30, nays 20, as tion of voters as provided in section seven of the follow :
act of July 19, 1867, amendatory of the act of YEAS—Messrs. Abbott, Brownlow, Buckingham, Car | March 2, 1867, entitled "An act for the more penter, Chandler, Cole, Drake, Harris, Howard, McDon- efficient government of the rebel States," &c., or ald, Morrill. Morion, Nye. Osborn, Pool, Pratt. Ramsey: as a judge, commissioner, or other officer, at any ner, Thayer, '1 ipton, Warner, Williams, Wilson, Yates election to be held under the provisions of this NAYS-Yessrs. Anthony, Bayard, Boreman, Casserly elections to be held as herein provided for.
act, who is a candidate for any office at the Conkling, Davis, Edmunds, Fenton, Ferry, Fessenden, Fowler, AcCreery, Norton, Patterson, Sawyer, Sprague, The fifth section provides that the general Slockton, Thurman, Trumbull, Willey-20.
assembly elected under and by virtue of this act A few unimportant changes were made, and shall assemble at the capitol, in the city of Richthe bill passed both Houses, as above.
mond, on first Tuesday in Septeinber, 1869. [A bill passed the House of Representatives. The Senate committee's amendments were: To December 9, 1868. providing for an election in submit, at the same election, to a separate vote Virginia on the 27th of May, 1869, on the con- of said voters, the question whether the fourth stitution and for State officers, and for mem- subdivision of the first section of the third article bers of Congress, the legislature to meet Sep- and the seventh section of the third article of tember 7. It passed without a division. The said constitution shall constitute a part thereof, bill was reported in Senate from the Jadiciary and the vote on said question shall be "for disCommittee, with amendments, February 10, qualification" or " against disqualification." Also, 1869, but was not called up.
to substitute the following for the fifth section : The general provisions of the bill were these : In case a majority of all the votes cast on the That the constitution adopted by the convention ratification of the constitution shall be "for the which niet in Richmond, Virginia, on the 3d day constitution,” the general assembly elected under of December, A. D. 1867, be submitted for ratifi- and by virtue of this act shall assemble at the cation on the day above named to the voters of capitol, in the city of Richmond, on the first the State of Virginia, who shall then be regis- Tuesday of July, 1869; but if a majority of the tered and qualified as such in compliance with votes cast on the question of ratification be the acts of Congress known as the reconstruction against said constitution, said general assembly acts. The vote on said constitution shall be “for shall not convene nor shall any person elected the constitution,” or “ against the constitution." to office under the provisions of this act enter The said election shall be held at the same places upon the discharge of the duties thereof in purwhere the election for delegates to said conven- suance of said election. The provision of the tion was lield, and under the regulations to be constitution voted upon separately shall constiprescribed by the commanding general of the tute a part of the constitution if a majority of military district, and the returns made to him the votes cast upon it be " for disqualification;" as directed by law.
but if a majority of the votes cast on that quesIt is provided by the second section that an tion be "against disqualification," it shall not election shall be held at the same time and constitate part of the constitution.] places for members of the general assembly and for all State officers to be elected by the people
The Mississippi Bill. under said, constitution; the election for State officers to be conducted under the same regula
IN HOUSE. tions as the election for the ratification of the 1869, March-Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, from constitution and by the same persons. The re- the Committee on Reconstruction, reported the turns of this election shall be in duplicate; one following bill: copy to the commanding general and one copy A Bill to provide for the organization of a to the president of said convention, who shall provisional government for the State of Misgive certificates of election to the persons elected. sissippi.
Be it enacted, &c., That for the better security | any one or more provisions of said proposed of persons and property in Mississippi, the con constitution to a separate vote. stitutional convention of said State, heretofore Sec. 2. That the several ordinances which may elected under and in pursuance of an act of be passed by the constitutional convention of Congress, passed March 2, 1867, entitled " An said State within the limitations as herein proact for the more efficient government of the vided, shall be in force in said State until disaprebel States," and the several acts of Congress proved by Congress, or until Mississippishall have supplementary thereto and amendatory thereof, adopted a constitution of State government and and as organized at the time of its adjournment, the same shall have been approved by Congress: is hereby authorized to assemble forthwith upon Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall the call of the president thereof; and in case of deprive any person of irial by jury in the courts his failure for thirty days to summon said con- of said State for offences against the laws of said vention, then the commanding general of the State. fourth military district is hereby authorized and Sec. 3. That the military commander in said required to summon by proclamation said con. State, upon the requisitioa of the provisional vention to assemble at the capital of said State ; governor thereof, shall give aid to the officers of and said convention shall have, and it is hereby the provisional government of said State in preauthorized to exercise, the following powers in serving the peace and enforcing the laws, and addition to the powers now authorized by law, especially in suppressing unlawful obstructions to wit: to appoint a provisional governor; to and forcible resistance to the execution of the authorize the provisional covernor of said State laws. to remove and appoint registrars and judges of Sec. 4. That the said provisional governor elections under said acts of Congress, who shall may remove from office in said State any person not be voted for at elections within their own holding office therein, and may appoint a succesprecincts; to submit to the people of said State sor in his stead, and may also fill all vacancies the constitution heretofore framed by said con that may occur by death, resignation, or othervention, either with or without amendments; wise, subject, however, in all removals and apto provide by ordinance that the votes for and pointments, to the orders and directions of the against said constitution and for and against the President of the United States; and the Presiclauses thereof submitted by this act to a sep: dent of the United States may at any time rearate vote, together with the votes cast for and move the said provisional governor and appoint against all Siate and local officers voted for a successor in his stead. under said constitution, shall be forwarded to Sec. 5. That if at any election authorized in the provisional governor by the judges of elec- the State of Mississippi any person sliall knowtion, and shall be counted in the presence of the ingly personate and falsely assume to vote in the provisional governor, the general commanding name of any other person, whether such other the military district of Mississippi, and such person sball then be living or dead, or if the committee as the convention may appoint for name of the said other person be the name of a that purpose; and it shall be the duty of said fictitious person, or rotē more than once at the provisional governor, commanding general, and same election for any candidate for the same committee to make proclamation of the result office, or vote at a place where he may not be of such elections; to pass laws exempting a lawfully entitled to vote, or without having a homestead not exceeding $1,000 in value, and lawsul right to vote, or falsely register as a voter, household furniture, mechanical and farming or do any unlawful act to secure a right or an tools, provisions, and other articles of personal opportunity for himself or other person to vote, property necessary for the support of a family, or sball, by force, fraud, threat, menace, intiminot exceeding $500 in value, from seizure or sale dation, bribery, reward, offer, or promise of any upon process for the collection of debts; which valuable thing whatever, or by any contract for laws shall continue in force until repealed or employment, or labor, or for any right whatever, modified by the legislature to be elected under or otherwise attempt to prevent any voter whó the Constitution; and to pass such ordinances, may at any time be qualified from freely exernot inconsistent with the Constitution and laws cising the right of suffrage, or shall by either of of the United States, as it may deem necessary such means induce any voter to refuse or neglect to protect all persons in their lives, liberty, and to exercise such right, or compel or induce, by property: Provided, That said convention shall either of such means, or otherwise, any officer of not continue in session for more than sixty an election to receive a vote from a person not days. And provided further, That the districts legally qualified or entitled to vote, or interfere unrepresented from any cause in the convention to hinder or impede in any manner any officer at the time of its adjournment shall at once in any election in the discharge of his duties, or proceed to elect duly qualified persons to take by either of such means, or otherwise, induce seats in said convention. The election of such any officer in any election, or officer whose duty delegales shall be held under the direction of it is to ascertain, announce, or declare the result the commanding general, in accordance with the of any vote, or give or make any certificate, provisions of the act of Congress approved document, or evidence in relation thereto, to March 2, 1867, entitled “An act for the more violate or refuse to comply with his duty or any efficient government of the rebel States," and law regulating the same, or if any such officer the acts supplementary thereto; and certificates shall neglect or refuse to perform any duty reof election shall be awarded to the candidates quired of him by law, or violate any' duty imreceiving the highest number of votes: And posed by law, or do any act unagthorized by law provided, also, That said convention may submit | relating to or affecting any such vote, election,