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census of 1860. The startling and reliable figures respecting the grants of Public Land, for whatever purpose made, go far to vindicate the increasing sensitiveness shown by the public and by Congress on this subject, while the elaborate statement of the rate of duty levied upon every article by the respective Tariffs of 1870 and 1872 will be found to be the only authentic publication yet made of the important changes about to affect every industrial interest of the Nation. All which are additional to full tables of the returns of the last Presidential and late State elections, of the representation of each State in Congress as fixed by the census of 1870, contrasted with that of 1860, and of the strength of each State and of the various sections of the country in the Electoral College.
A chapter is given to the relations of Great Britain to the United States, which contains the Johnson-Clarendon Convention concluded under President Johnson, but not ratified by the Senate, as well as the Treaty of Washington, with the proposed supplemental article as originally proposed by Great Britain and as amended by the Senate, together with the names of the Arbitrators now sitting at Geneva for the settlement of all the differences between the two Governments.
An unusual space is devoted to the Political Platforms adopted in 1871 and 1872 by State Conventions, that the various shades of current sentiment might be fairly reflected. The national declarations of the great parties of the country, with the letters of acceptance of their candidates, are, of course, fully given.
It is hoped that the Volume will, on examination, satisfy, both by its scope and its detail, the expectations formed of it, and prove permanently useful in elucidating the remarkable political phenomena of this period.
In the votes given the names of Republicans are printed in Roman letters ; of all others in italics.
EDWARD MCPHERSON. WASHINGTON, D. C., July 15, 1872.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Enjoining Neutrality-Declaring Neutral- IX. Amendments to State Constitutions
to that of Louisiana-The Changes in Michi-
gan-Amendments made in Missouri-Re-
jected Propositions in Nebraska-Pending
Propositions in North Carolina-Rejected
Propositions in Rhode Island-Proposed
New Constitution in West Virginia-Changes
made in Wisconsin.
X. The “Legal-Tender" Decision of
Section providing for Commissioners-Votes
on Continuing the Appropriation-Bill Re-
gated by the President 19th December,
The Eight-Hour Law-Opinion of Attorney
General Hoar as to its Effect-President
To Repeal the Acts Relating to the Tenure
and Senate on Appropriations-Bill to Ap-
point a Labor Commission, and Votes in
House and Senate.
mental Civil Rights Bills ............. 72-85
Exempting Salt, Tea, Coffee, &c., from Tax-
Amnesty Act as Passed and Approved, and
ation-Resolution and Bill to Restore the
President Grant's Proclamation thereun-
der-Supplemental Civil Rights Bill passed
VII. Proposed Amendments to the Con- by Senate-House Amnesty Bill of January,
House Amnesty Bill of April, 1871, with
Action of the Senate thereon-Other Am-
nesty Bills of the House-The Supplement-
ary Civil Rights Bill in the House.
The Religious Amendment.
The " Ku Klux" act, and votes on passage-
Votes in House on Enlistment and Habeas
1872- Republican, Democratic, and Liberal
Republican: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mis-
souri, New Jersey ; Republican, Democratic,
Pennsylvania; Republican and Democratic :
Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maino, Mich-
igan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York,
Bill to repeal duties on Tea and Coffee, and
lina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia,
West Virginia, Wisconsin; Republican: Dela-
ware, Florida, Louisiana, (2 wings, and Re-
form,) Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hamp-
shire, Vermont, Washington..............
on Revenue Reform, Bell on Taxation, Hale States..
Popular and Electoral Vote of 1868 by
Copy of the Treaty of Washington and Pres-
Censuses of 1860 and 1870—Population, by
States, under Censuses of 1860 and 1870.
XVIII. Female Suffrage......... 108-121 States, under Censuses of 1850, 1860, and 1870-
Report of the Majority of the Committee of State, County, Town, and City Taxation,
under Censuses of 1860 and 1870-State,
County, Town, and City Debt under Census
National Education Fund, and on Amend-
Statement showing the total value of manu-
Votes in Senate on passing, and in House
Lands of the United States; the quantity sold;
entered under homestead laws; granted for
inilitary services, agricultural colleges, rail-
tion of the Public Lands, the action of the
Statement showing the principal of the
Public Debt for each year, from 1857 to 1872,
inclusive, with a summary of the amount of
the debt at the close of each Administration,
from Washington to this date.
ation under acts of 1866, 1867, 1868,
1870, and 1872, in Internal Revenue
Act to call a Constitutional Convention in
H. Tabular statements showing the rate
of duty on each article under the Tariff
acts of 1870 and 1872, the Free List
under arts of 1872, and the changes
the Internal Revenue Taxation under
of 1812, 1846, 1857, 1861, 1862, 1834, 1865, 1866,
Ohio, (and “New Departure,”) Pennsyl-
vania Wisconsin; Republican: Califor-
nia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, J. The Electoral College, distributed by
New Hampshire, Virginia; Democratic : States and sections, as established by
132-148 the Censuses of 1800 and 1870............ 185
K. Revenues and Expenditures of the up the various heads into which the Ex-
Acceptance of Candidates........... 203-213
from President Grant and Senator Wilson-
Republican" Convention Letters of Accept-
ance from Mr. Greeley and Governor
ings and Platform of the National Labor
nations of Judge Davis and Governor