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THE (SECOND) “FREEDMEN'S BUREAU the sum unexpended of the sale of such properBILL."
ty. Sec. 13. The Commissioner shall co-operThe Bill continues in force the act of March ate with benevolent associations, &c., educating 3, 1865, for two years after the passage of this the freedmen, and afford their schools due proact. Sec. 2. Extends the supervision of the Bu- tection. Sec. 14. Provides that the freedmen reau to all loyal refugees and freedmen, as far shall have and be protected in all the immunities as shall be necessary to enable them to become and rights which belong to the whites, and the self-supporting. Sec. 3. Authorizes the appoint- President, through the officers of the Bureau, ment of two Assistant Commissioners; each As- shall extend military protection and have milisistant Commissioner shall have charge of one tary jurisdiction over all cases concerning the district, and may appoint all necessary clerks, free enjoyment of such immunities and rights, agents, &c., at salaries of $1,200. Military offi- in all states where the ordinary course of judicers or enlisted men may be detailed for duty cial proceedings has been interrupted by the under this act. All persons appointed under Rebellion, until such State shall be fully restored this act are entitled to the military protection of in its constitutional relations to the Governthe United States. Sec. 4. Allows volunteer ment. officers, or officers of the Veteran Reserve Corps now on duty in the Bureau, whose regiments THE VETO OF THE SECOND BILL BY THE shall have been mustered out, to be retained.
PRESIDENT. Sec. 5. The Secretary of War may issue medical The second bill was again vetoed by the Presstores, and other supplies and transportation. ident in a message, dated July 16. The PresiNo person shall be regarded as “ destitute' who dent refers to the objections which his message can find employment, and might by proper ex- of Feb. 19 made to the first bill, and states that ertion avoid such destitution. Sec. 6. Confirms he adheres “to the principles set forth in that to the “heads of families of the African race message," and now reaffirms “them, and the the lands purchased of the United States Tax line of policy therein indicated." The President Commissioners in the parishes of St. Helena and insists that "by means of the civil tribunals St. Luke. Sec. 7. Authorizes the Tax Commis- ample redress is afforded for all private wrongs, siopers to sell, with certain exceptions, all the whether to the person or the property of the land bid in at tax sales by the United States, citizen, without denial or unnecessary delay. being about 38,000 acres in the parishes of St. They are open to all, without regard to color or Helena and St. Luke, in parcels of 20 acres, at race. I feel well assured that it will be better $1.50 per acre, to such persons only as have ac- to trust the rights, privileges and immunities f quired and are now occupying lands under the the citizens to tribunals thus established, and provisions of Gen. Sherman's special field order, presided over by competent and impartial judges, dated at Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 16, 1865, and bound by fixed rules of law and evidence, and the remaining lands shall be disposed of in like where the right of trial by jury is guaranteed manner to such persons as had acquired land and secured, than to the caprice or judgment of under said order of Gen. Sherman, but who have an officer of the Bureau, who, it is possible, may been dispossessed by the restoration of the same be entirely ignorant of the principles that unto their former owners. Purchasers under this derlie the just administration of the law. There Act cannot alienate their lands within six years is danger, too, that the confliet of jurisdiction after the passage of this Act. Sec. 8. Provides will frequently arise between the civil courts that the school farms" and certain lots in and these military tribunals, each having conPort Royal and Beaufort shall be sold at auction current jurisdiction over the person and the and the proceeds invested in United States bonds cause of action; the one jurisdiction adminisfor the support of schools, without distinction of tered and controlled by civil law, the other by race or color, in those parishes. Sec. 9. Assist- military. ant Commissioners in Georgia and South Caroli- He also urges upon the consideration of Conna may give persons having valid claim to land gress as an additional reason that recent deunder Gen. Sherman's special field order, a war- velopments in regard to the practical operations rant upon the direct Tax Commissioners for of the Bureau in many of the States show that South Carolina for 20 acres of land; and said in numerous instances it is used by its agents as Tax Commissioners shall issue to any such per- a means of promoting their individual advanson a lease of 20 acres of land for six years, and tage, and that the freedmen are employed for such person may, at any time thereafter, by the the advancement of the personal ends of the payment of $1.50 per acre, obtain a certificate of officers, instead of their own improvement and sale of the same. Sec. 10. Provides for the sur- welfare, thus confirming the fears originally envey of the land. Sec. 11. Restoration of lands tertained by many that the continuation of such occupied by freedmen, under Gen. Sherman's Bureau for any unnecessary length of time special field order, and not sold for taxes, shall would inevitably result in fraud, corruption and pot be made until the crops for the present year oppression. It is proper to state that in cases of have been gathered, and fair compensation ren- this character investigations have been promptly dered by the former owners for any improve- ordered, and the offender punished whenever bis ments. Sec. 12. The Commissioner may devote guilt has been satisfactorily established.” the property of the so-called Confederate States, “ As another reason (continues the message) not heretofore disposed of, to the education against the necessity of the legislation contemof the freedmen; and whenever the Bureau plated by this measure, reference may be had to shall cease to exist, those of the so-called the Civil Rights Bill, now a law of the land, and Confederate States which may have made pro- which will be faithfully executed so long as it vision for the education of their citizens, with shall remain unrepealed, and not be declared out distinction of race or color, shall receive / unconstitutional by courts of competent juris
diction. By that act full protection is afforded | Stewart, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade,
Willey, Wilthrough the District Courts of the United States liams, Wilson and Yates—33. (All Republicans.) to all persons injured, and wbose privileges as NAYS—Buckalew, Davis, Doolittle, Guthrie, thus declared are in any way impaired, and very Hendricks, Johnson, McDougall, Nesmith, heavy penalties are denounced against the per- Norton, Riddle, Saulsbury, and Van Winkle.son who wilfully violates the law. I need not (9 Dem., 3 Repub.) state that that law did not receive my approval, ABSENT -Cowan, Dixon, Wright—(2 Repub., yet its remedies are far more preferable than 1 Dem.) those proposed in the present bill, the one being In the House the vote was as follows: civil and the other military."
YEAs Messrs. Alley, Allison, Ames, Anderson, With regard to the sixth section of the bill, Ashley of Nevada, Ashley of Ohio, Baker, Banks, which confirms and ratifies certain proceedings Barker, Baxter, Benjamin, Bidwell, Bingham, by which the lands in the parishes of St. Helena Boutwell, Brownell, Buckland, Bundy, Clarke of and St. Luke, South Carolina, were sold and Ohio, Clarke of Kansas, Cobb, Conkling, Cook, bid in, and afterward disposed of by the Tax Dawes, Defrees, Delano, Deming, Donnelly, Commissioners, and with regard to the seventh, Driggs, Eckley, Eggleston, Eliot, Ferry, Garfield, eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh sections, which Grinnell, Griswold, Hale, Hart, Henderson, Higmake provisions for the disposal of the lands by, Holmes, Hooper, Hotchkiss, Hubbard of Iowa, thus acquired to a particular class of citi- | Hubbard of West Va., Hubbard of Conn., Hubbell zens, the President says: “While the quieting of Ohio, Hulburd, Julian, Kasson, Kelley, Ketchof titles is deemed very important and desirable, am, Lalin, Latham, Lawrence of Penn., Lawthe discrimination made in the bill seems objec rence of Ohio, Loan, Longyear, Lynch, Marston, tionable, as does also the attempt to confer upon Marvin, McClurg, McKee, McŘuer, Mercur, the Commissioners judicial powers by which Miller, Moorhead, Morrill, Morris, Moulton, citizens of the United States are to be deprived Myers, Newell, O'Neill, Orth, Perham, Pike, of their property in a mode contrary to that Plants, Price, Randall of Ky., Rice of Mass., provision of the Constitution which declares Rollins, Sawyer, Scofield, Shellabarger Spalding, that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty Stevens, Thayer, John L. Thomas, jr., Trowor property without due process of law. As a bridge, Van Aernam, Van Horn of N. Y., Van general principle such legislation is unsafe, un- Horn of Mo., Ward, Warner, Washburne of II., wise, partial and unconstitutional."
Washburn of Mass., Welker, Wentworth, Wha-
Windom, Woodbridge and Schuyler Colfax,
Speaker,--104, all Republicans.
Nays-Messrs. Ancona, Boyer, Dawson, On the same day, July 16th, a vote was taken Eldridge, Finck, Glossbrenner, Grider, Hardboth in the Senate and in the House on the ing, Hogan, Humphrey, Johnson, Kerr, Kuyquestion, Shall the bill be passed, the President's kendall, Le Blond, Marshall, Niblack, Nichobjections notwithstanding? The vote in the olson, Noell, Phelps, Randall of Pa., Raymond, Senate resulted as follows:
Ritter, Rogers, Ro88, Rousseau, Shanklin, Sit-
THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
The following is the text of the Constitutional property, without due process of law, nor deny Amendment now awaiting the action of the to any person within its jurisdiction the equal Legislatures of the several States :
protection of the laws. JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to SEC. 2. Representatives shall be apportioned
the Constitution of the United States. among the several States according to their Be it enacted, by the Senate and House respective numbers, counting the whole number of Representatives of the United States of of persons in each State, excluding Indians not America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of taxed. But when the right to vote at any elecboth Houses concurring). That the following tion for the choice of Electors for President and article be proposed to the Legislatures of the Vice-President of the United States, Represenseveral States as an amendment to the Constitu- tatives in Congress, the executive and judicial tion of the United States, which, when ratified officers of a State, or the members of the Legisby three-fourths of said 'Legislatures, shall be lature thereof is denied to any of the male invalid as part of the Constitution, namely: habitants of such State, being twenty-one years
ARTICLE XIV.-SECTION 1. All persons born of age and citizens of the United States, or in or naturalized in the United States and subject any way abridged, except for participation in to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the rebellion or other crime, the basis of represenUnited States and of the State wherein they re- tation therein shall be reduced in proportion side. No State shall make or enforce any law which the number of such male citizens shall which sball abridge the privileges or immunities bear to the whole number of male citizens of citizens of the United States; nor shall any twenty-one years of age in such State. State deprive any person of life, liberty, or Sec. 8. No person shall be a Senator or Repre
sentative in Congress, or elector of President / vious question, which was seconded on a count, and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or 85 to 57; and the main question was ordered military, under the United States or under any yeas 84, nays 79. The joint resolution then State, who, having previously taken an oath, as passed — yeas 128 (all Republicans), Days 87 & member of Congress, or as an officer of the Democrats 82, and Latham, Phelps, Rousseau, United States, or as a member of any State Smith and Whaley, Unionists). Legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer The proposition was amended in the Senate, of any State, to support the Constitution of the and brought to a vote on June 8, when it passed United States, shall have engaged in insurrec-by a vote of yeas 33 (all Republicans) nays 11 tion or rebellion against the same, or given aid (Democrats 7, and Cowan, Doolittle, Norton, and comfort to the enemies thereof. But Con- and Van Winkle, Unionists). In the House the gress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each Amendment as amended by the Senate passed House, remove such disability.
on June 13-yeas 188 (all Republicans) nays 36 Sec. 4. The validity of the public debt of the (all Democrats). United States authorized by law, including On June 16th, the Amendment was deposited debts incurred for payment of pensions and in the State Department, and on the same day bounties for services in suppressing insurrection certified copy sent by the Secretary of State to and rebellion, shall not be questioned. But the Governors of the States. On June 18th, both neither the United States nor any State shall Houses passed a resolution to request the Presiassume or pay any debt or obligation incurred dent to submit the adopted Amendment. On in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the June 20th, the Secretary of State notified the United States, or any claim for the loss or President of his having received the bill and emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, transmitted a copy to the Governors. On June obligations or claims shall be held illegal and 22d, the President submitted the report of the void.
Secretary of State to Congress, expressing at the SEC. 5. The Congress shall have power to en- same time his disapproval of the Amendment. force, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
ACTION OF STATE LEGISLATURES.
The Amendment, up to Dec. 30th, had been VOTES ON THE AMENDMENT.
ratified by the Legislatures of Tennessee, ConThe first draft of the above Constitutional necticut, New Hampshire, Oregon, New Jersey, Amendment was reported in the House, on April Vermont. 30th, by Mr. Stevens, from the Joint Select Com- It had on the other hand been rejected by the mittee on Reconstruction.
Legislatures of Texas, Georgia, Alabama, North On May 10, Mr. Stevens demanded the pre- | Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
ADDRESS OF THE NATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE. A majority of the members of the National, people under its sway of all civil government, Executive Union Committee which was elected and who required the assembling of a “Convenby tbe Nominating National Convention of the tion, composed of delegates to be chosen by Union Party in 1864 held a meeting in Phila- that portion of the people of said State who are delphia, at which the places of Henry J. Ray- loyal to the United States, and no others, for mond, of New York, the Chairman of the Com- the purpose of altering and amending the Conmittee, N. D. Sperry, of Connecticut, and George stitution of said State. It was President JohnR. Senter, of Ohio, were declared vacant, "by son who, so late as October last-when all sbareason of their abandonment of the princi-dow of overt resistance to the Union had long ples of the National Union Party and affiliation since disappeared-insisted that it was not with its enemies." Governor Ward, of New enough that a State which had revolted must Jersey, was elected Chairman. The Committee recognize her Ordinance of Secession as null published an address to the American People, of and void from the beginning, and ratify the Conwhich the following are the most important por- stitutional Amendment prohibiting Slavery evtions:
ermore, but she must also repudiate "every dollar FELLOW-CITIZENS : Very grave differences hav- of indebtedness created to aid in carrying on the ing arisen between your immediate Representa
Rebellion.” It was he who ordered the dispertives in Congress and the President who owes sion by military force of any legislature chosen his position to your votes, we are impelled to
under the Rebellion which should assume power ask your attention thereto, and to suggest the to make laws after the Rebellion had fallen. It duties to your country which they render imper-was he who referred to Congress all inquirers as ative.
to the probability of Representatives from the The claim of the insurgents that they either States lately in revolt being admitted to seats in now reacquired or had never forfeited their con- either House, and suggested that they should stitutional rights in the Union, including that of present their credentials, not at the organization representation in Congress, stands in pointed of Congress, but afterward. And finally, it was antagonism alike to the requirements of Con-be, and not Congress, who suggested to his Gov. gress and to those of the acting President. It Sharkey of Mississippi, that was the Executive alone who, after the Rebellion “If you could extend the elective franchise was no more, appointed Provisional Governors to all persons of color who can read the Constifor the now submissive, unarmed Southern tution of the United States in English and write States, on the assumption that the Rebellion had their names, and to all persons of color who own been “ revolutionary," and had deprived the real estate valued at not less than $250, and pay
taxes thereon, you would completely disarm the tion, which prescribes in substance that poadversary, and set an example that other States litical power in the Union sball henceforth be will follow."
based only on that portion of the people of each If, then, there be any controversy as to the State who are deemed by its constitution fit deright of the loyal States to exact conditions and positories of such power. In other words: A require guaranties of those which plunged madly State which chooses to bold part of its populainto Secession and Rebellion, the supporters tion in ignorance and vassalage--powerless, unrespectively of Andrew Johnson and of Con- educated, unfranchised-shall not count that gress cannot be antagonist parties to that contest portion to balance the educated, intelligent, ensince their record places them on the same side. franchised citizens of other Statés.
It being thus agreed that conditions of resto- We do not propse to argue the justice of this ration and guaranties against future rebellion provision. As well argue the shape of a cube or may be exacted of the States lately in revolt, the the correctness of the Multiplication Table. He right of Congress to a voice in prescribing those who does not feel that this is simply and mildly conditions and in shaping those guaranties is just, would not be persuaded though one rose plainly incontestible. Whether it takes the from the dead to conyince him. That there are shape of law or of a constitutional amendment, those among us who would not have it ratified, the action of Congress is vital. Even if they sadly demonstrates that the good work of Emanwere to be settled by a treaty, the ratification of cipation is not yet complete. the Senate, by a two-thirds vote, would be indis- “But," say some, "this action is designed to pensable. There is nothing in the Federal Con-coerce the South into according Sussrage to her stitution, nor in the nature of the case, that coun- Blacks.” Not so, we reply; but only to notify tenances an Executive monopoly of this power, her ruling caste that we will no longer bribe
What, then, is the ground of complaint against them to keep their Blacks in serfdom. An arisCongress?
tocracy rarely surrenders its privileges, no matIs it charged that the action of the two Houses ter how oppressive, from abstract devotion to was tardy and hesitating?. Consider how mo- justice and right. It must have cogent, palpamentous were the questions involved, the issues ble reasons for so doing. We say, therefore, to depending. Consider how novel and extraordi- South Carolina, “If you persistently restrict all nary was the situation.
Consider how utterly power to your 300,000 Whites, we must insist silent and blank is the Federal Constitution that these no longer balance, in Congress and touching the treatment of insurgent States, the choice of President, 700,000 Northern White whether during their flagrant hostility to the freeman, but only 300,000.' If you keep your Union or after their discomfiture. Consider Blacks evermore in serfdom, it must not be bewith how many embarrassments and difficulties cause we tempted you so to do and rewarded the problem is beset, and you will not wonder you for so doing." that months were required to devise, perfect and Fellow citizens of every State, but especially pass, by a two-thirds vote in either House, a just of those soon to hold elections ! we entreat your and safe plan of reconstruction.
earnest, constant heed to the grave questions Yet that plan has been matured. It has now at issue. If those who so wantonly plunged passed the Senate by 33 to 11, and the House by the Union into Civil War shall be allowed by 138 to 36. It is now fairly before the country, you to dictate the terms of Reconstruction, you having already been
ratified by the Legislatures will have heedlessly sown the bitter seeds of of severa States and rejected by none. Under future rebellions and bloody strife. Already, it, the State of Tennessee has been formally re- you are threatened with a recognition by the stored to all the privileges she forfeited by Re- President of a sham Congress made up of the bellion, including representation in either House factions which recently coalesced at Philadelof Congress. And the door thus passed through phia on a platform of Johnsonism-a Congress stands invitingly open to all who still linger constituted by nullifying and overriding a plain without.
law of the land-a Congress wholly inspired What is intended by the third section is sim- from the White House, and appealing to the ply to give Loyalty a fair start in the recon- sword alone for support. So glaring an attempt structed States. Under the Johnson policy, the at usurpation would be even more criminal than Rebels monopolize power and place even in absurd. Happily, the People, by electing an communities where they are decidedly out- overwhelming majority of thorougbly loyal repnumbered. Their Generals are Governors and resentatives, are rendering its initiation imposMembers elect of Congress; their Colonels and sible. Majors fill the Legislatures, and officiate as Marcus L. Ward, New Jersey, Chairman; Sheriffs. Not only are the steadfastly loyal John D. Defrees, Indiana, Secretary; Horace proscribed, but even stay-at-home Rebels have Greeley, New York; 8. A. Purviance, Pennsyllittle chance in competition with those who vania; William Claflin, Massachusetts; N. B. fought to subvert the Union. When this Rebel Smithers, Delaware; H. W. Hoffman, Maryland; monopoly of office shall have been broken up, H. H. Starkweather, Connecticut; R. B. Cowen, and loyalty to the shall become Ohio ; John B. Clarke, New Hampshire ; Samuel general and hearty, Congress may remove the F. Hussey, Maine ; Abraham B. Gardiner, Verdisability, and will doubtless make haste to do so. mont; J. 8. Fowler, Tennessee ; Burton C. Cook,
We do not perceive that the justice or fitness Illinois; Marsh Giddings, Michigan; D. P. of the fourth section-prescribing that the Union Stubbs, Iowa ; A. W. Campbell, West Virginia; Public Debt shall be promptly met, but that of 8. Judd, Wisconsin; D. R. Goodloe, North Carthe Rebel Confederacy never-is seriously con- olina;. 8. H. Boyd, Missouri;. W. J. Corning, tested.
Virginia; Thos. simpson, Minnesota; C. L. There remains, then, but the second sec- 1 Robinson, Florida; Newton Edmunds, Dakota.
In 1866, whole vote for Governor (Including Gov'NOR,'66. Gov.'65. Gov.64.
10 scattering), 87,417; Joseph R. Hawley over Counties. Rep.Dem.
Un.Dem. Un.Dem. whole vote for Governor (including 4 scatter
James E. English, 541; over all, 531. In 1865, Chamberlain.Pills'y.Cony. How'd.Cony.How'd. Androscoggin4353 1913.: 2791 1434.. 3555 2062 ing., 73, 717, Buckingham over 0. 8. Seymour,
11.035. In 1864, whole vote for President, 86,976 ; Aroostook....1769 1434.. 1298 618.. 1299 1353 Cumberland ..8680 5754., 6279 4518., 8017 6625
Lincoln's majority, 2,406. Franklin......2502 1616.. 2201 1340.. 2243 1800
CONGRE88.-Four members to be elected 18t Hancock .3314 1853.. 3038 1605.. 3297 2357
Monday in April, 1867. Kennebec ....7098 2723.. 4941 1719.. 6244 3062
LEGISLATURE, 1866. Senate.House.Joint Bal.
.13 141.. ..154 Knox 2739 2269.. 2239 1731.: 2617 2318 Republicang..
8 95..........103 Lincoln .2676 2010.. 2501 1550.. 2439 2402 Oxford.. .4515 3091.. 3961 2468.. 4154 3289
Republican majority. Penobscot.
51 .8579 4227.. 5630 1961.. 7474 4395 Piscataquis. 1833 949.. 1485 834.. 1623 1166 Sagadahoc. 2523 844.. 2019 674.. 2347 1144
NEW HAMPSHIRE. Somerset 4362 2674.. 3725 2427.. 3734 2788
GOV'NOR,'66. Gov.'65. PRES."64. Waldo
.4060 2387.. 3249 1606.. 3819 2749 Counties. Rep. Dem. Un.Dem. Un. Dem. Washington ..3389 2383.. 2812 2014.. 3846 2966
5968 6984., 6261 5110.. 6321 5811 Belknap .1922 2066.. 1872 1924.. 1855 2216 Soldiers' vote
3054 116 Carroll .1883 2305.. 1800 2241.. 1782 2509
Cheshire. .3421 2120.. 3290 2027.. 3492 2444 Total .69369 42111..54430 31609..65583 46403 Coon ..1230 1370.. 1131 1275.. 1116 1459 Per cent.. 62.23 37.77.. 63.20 36.80.. 58.30 41.70 Grafton.......4533 4229.. 4354 3990.. 4337 4574
The official vote of the election for Gover- Hillsborough.6335 5229.. 6124 4599.. 6378 5325 nor in 1866 is not declared until January, 1867, Merrimac.....4541 4480.. 4358 4150.. 4374 4768 and did, therefore, not reach us in time for Rockingham..5857 4477.. 5857 8923.. 5822 4477 the first edition of the TRIBUNE ALMANAC. Strafford .3218 2392.. 3140 2130.. 3094 2550 The above returns embrace 478 cities, towns, Sullivan .. 2194 1813.. 2218 1758.. 2279 2022 and plantations. Total vote, 111,480 ; J. L. Soldiers' vote
2066 690 Chamberlain over Eben F. Pillsbury, 27,258. The remaining towns and plantations, mostly Total, .35137 30481..34144 28017..36595 33034 the latter (tbree in Aroostook, twoin Franklin, Per cent.. 53.53 46.45 . 54.88 45.03.. 52.54 47.46 four in Hancock, five in Oxford, two in Pen. In 1866, whole vote for Governor (including obscot, one in Somerset, and three in Washing- 18 scattering), 65,636 ; Smyth over Sinclair, 4,656. ton), gave last year for Howard, 205.000 scattering),
62,220; Smith over Harrington:
In 1865, whole vote for Governor (incl. of 59 295. Cony's majority, 85.
vote in 1865 (exclusive of the soldiers' votes, which by an 6,127. In 1864, whole vote for President (incl. inadvertence, were not counted), 86,039; Of 4 scattering), 69,638Lincoln over McClel. Samuel Cony, over Joseph Howard, 22,821. lan, 3,561. In 1860, whole vote for President, The soldiers' votes were small, and, being 65,923. Lincoln's inajority,9,115. almost unanimously cast for Cony, would have CONGRESS.-Three members to be chosen in increased his majority to over 23,000. In 1864, March, 1867. total vote for Governor, 111,999; Cony over LEGISLATURE, 1866. Senate.House.Joint Bal. Howard, 19,180 ; scattering. 13. The Union vote Republicans.
217 fell off 11,153; and the Democratic vote, 14,794. Democrats
.121 In 1860, whole vote for President, 100,718; Lin. coln's majority, 24,504.
Republican majority ....6 90
96 CONGRESS, 1866.
The five members of the Council are all ReDists. Rep.
Rep. Maj. publicans.
GOV'NOR, '66. Gov.'65. PRES."64. V. Pike .....12,351. Crosby.. 7,973. 4,378
Counties. Rep. Dem. Un.Scat'g.Un.Dem.
Burnside.Pierce.Smith. Linc.McClel. LEGISLATURE, 1867. Senate, House.Joint Bal. Repablicans. .31 198.
175.. 565 5.. 780 449
628 209.. 781 81.. 1365 815 ....... 13
Newport. .1332 232.. 1418 37.. 1773 844
125 Republican majority ..31
Providence.....4595 1878.. 5668 553.. 8152 5369 156
Washington .1260 322.. 1629 77.. 1622 993
.8197 2816..10061 753..13692 8470 CONNECTICUT.
.73.34 25.18.. 93.04 6.96.. 61.79 38.21 GOV'NOR,'66. Gov.'65. PRES."64. In 1866, total vote for Governor (including Counties. Rep. Dem, Un.Dem. Un. Dem. 165 scattering), 11,178; Burnside over Pierce,
Hawley.English. Buck'm.Sey'r. Linc. McClel. 5,381. In 1865, whole vote for Governor, 10,814 Fairfield.. .7094 1337.. 6876 5323.. 7368 7193 James Y. Smith's majority,9,508. In 1864, wholó Hartford. ..8618 8937.. 8352 6618.. 8692 8680 vote for President, 22,162 Lincoln's majority, Litchfield. ..4771 4653.. 4858 3801.. 4997 4423 5,222. In 1860, whole vote for President, 19,951; Middlesex ..3206 2939.. 3012 2287.. 3113 3107 Lincoln's majority, 4,537. New Haven ..8630 10784.. 8252 7225., 8761 9638 CONGRESS.--Two members to be chosen first New London.5610 4607.. 5181 3068., 5662 4919 Wednesday in April, 1867. Tolland 2479 2032.. 2427 1661.. 2430 2152 LEGISLATURE, 1866. Senate.House.Joint Bal. Windham .. .3566 2144.. 3416 1356.. 8668 2173 Republicans.
.12 Total 43974 43433..42374 31339..44691 42285 Per cent.... 50.30 49.69.. 57.49 42.51.. 61.39 48.61 | Republican majority ....23 58