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HAND BOOK OF POLITICS
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia.
This Hand Book is a reprint of the POLITICAL MANUALS OF 1866, or 1867, AND OF 1868, and, on the suggestion of others, has been put in this as the preferable form for use in the Presidential campaign, for which it is capecially designed.
Besides the political data naturally falling within its scope, it will be found to contain the celebrated Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 and the National Platforms of 1852, 1856, 1860, and 1864, all which are b storical monuments of a past which it is instructive to study.
The collection of Votes and Documentary matter of every kind, bearing upon current politics, will be found large, and, I hope, complete-my purpose having been to gather and combine every essential fact involved in the discussion of pending issues.
The Tabular Statements at the close of the volume will be found suggeslive and of immediate value; and the whole, it is hoped, will meet the want
it is intended to supply.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
President Johnson, with Copies of the Vo-
Veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill, with
copy and votes-Veto of the Civil Rights Bill,
and Punishment of the Assassins of Abraham Joint Committee on Reconstruction......84-101
VIII. Votes on Proposed Constitutional
On Constitutional Amendment as finally
adopted-The Accompanying Bills-The
Amendment_on Representation and Direct
Corpus-Declaring tho Rebellion Ended-Ap.
IX. Members of the Cabinet of President
Johnson, and of the 39th Congress, and of
Elections of Conventions and Ordinances
On Public Debt-Punishment of Treason-
Representation of lately Insurrectionary States
-Elective Franchise in the States—Test-Oath
-Test-Oath for Lawyers-Endorsement of the
Forces—Legal effect of Rebellion-Duty of
Congress-Writ of Habeas Corpus-Thanks to
the President-Reco nition of State Govern-
ment of North Carolina-Trial of Jefferson
abama-South Carolina, and General Sickles'ş
the Homestead Act-Habeas Corpus-West Vir-
ginia Bill-Elective Franchise in the Territo-
.44-63 Union National Platform of 1864-Democratic
National Platform of 1864-Call for National
Union Convention, 1866—Address of Demo-
cratic Members of Congress, 1866–Elections
of 1866–Lee's Surrender to Grant-The Sher-
man-Johnston Agreement, and its Disapproval
-Grant's Orders—Pennsylvania and Maryland
Platforms of 1866-Convention of Southern
Annual Message, December 4, 1865—On the
of proposed changes-Table of Votes, by States