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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
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-
April, 1872, with the 'Regulations Attached
thereto, Schedule of Groups, and Amend.
gated by the President 19th December,
vi. Political Votes in Third Session of XIII. The Labor Question
On Appointiog Commissioners to San Do-
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.
Action of the Senate thereon-Other Am-
and Representatives Lawrence, Ingersoll,
nesty Bills of the House–The Supplement-
Julian, Burdett, Coburn, Potter, Coghlan,
ary Civil Rights Bill in the House.
and vote; King, McNeely, Morgan, and XV. The “i Ku Klux " Act and the proposed
votes; Comingo, McCrary, Snapp, McIntyre, extension of it, and the Amendatory
Isaac C. Parker, Hawley, Golladay, and Enforcement Act of Forty-Second Con-
Poland; and by Delegate William T. Jones
The Religious Amendment.
The “ Ku Klux" act, and votes on passage-
Votes in House on Enlistment and Habeas
1872— Republican, Democratic, and Liberal
Pennsylvania; Republican and Democratic :
Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Mich-
XVI. Tariff and Taxation ............... 91-96 Ohio, (and Prohibition,) Oregon, South Caro-
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 ......
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.
True Value of Real and Personal Estate, by
108-121 States, under Censuses of 1850, 1860, and 1870-
under Censuses of 1860 and 1870—State,
County, Town, and City Debt under Census
Votes in House on the bill to provide a D. Manufactures
Statement showing the total value of manu-
factures at the censuses of 1850, 1860, and 1870.
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-
House bills to repeal the “ Test-Oath,” and
other purposes. The total amount disposed
of, and the number of acres unappropriated,
contained in the various States and Terri-
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 acts of 1872, and the changes tu
the Internal Revenue Taxation under
House of Representatives, for the tariff acts
Ohio, (and “New Departure,”') Pennsyl-
of 1812, 1816, 1857, 1861, 1862, 1854, 1865, 1866,
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 1860 and 1870............185
K. Revenues and Expenditures of the up the various heads into which the Ex-
Acceptance of Candidates........... 203-213
Proceedings and Platform of the Republican
National Convention-Letters of Acceptance
from President Grant and Senator Wilson-
ance from Mr. Greeley and Governor
ings and Platform of the National Labor
Reform Convention - Responses and decli-
nations of Judge Davis and Governor