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1852.
1856.

1860.
STATES.

Scott, 1 Pie ce, Hale, Frem't, Buch 'D, Fimre ||Lincoln Doug'ss Breck. Bell,

Whig. Lem. F. Sorlik p. Dem. Amen| Rep. Dem. Demi Union Alabama .....

15038 26881

46739 28552

13651 48831 27825 Arkansas .....

7404 12173

21910 10787

5227) 28732 20094 California.....

35407 40626

20691 53365 36165 39173 38516 343341 0817 Connecticut

30371 33249
42715 31995 2615 43692 15522 14641

3291 Delaware .....

62931 63181

8004 6175

38151

1023 7347 3864 Florida...

2875 4318

6358 4833

3671 8513 5437 Georgia.....

16660 31705

565 8 42228

11590 51889 42886 Illinois....

64934
80597 9966 96189 105348 37444 172161

172161 1602152404 3913 Indiana ..

8ogo1 95340

6929

94375 118670 22386 139033 115509 12295 5306 Iowa........

15856 17763 1604 43954 36170 9180 70409) 55111 1048 1763 Kentucky

53806

3141 74642 67416 1364 25651 53143 66058 Louisiana...

17255

22104 20709

7625 22681 20204 Maine .........

32543 41609 8030 67379 39080 3325 62811 26693 6368 2046 Maryland.

35006 40020 54

39115 47460 2294 5966 42482 41760 Massachusetts 52683 44509 28023 108190 39240 19626

34372 22331
Michigan.......
33859 41842 7237 71762 52136 1660

88.480
65057 805

405 Minnesota.

22069 11920 7481 62 Mississippi.

175181 26876

35446 24195

328340797 25040 Missouri...

29984 38353

58164 48524 | 17028 58801 31317 58372 New Hampshire.

161471 29997

38345 32789 422 37519 25881 2112441 New Jersey..

385561 44305

- 28338 46943 24115 58324 62801 New York..

231882 262083 25329 276007| 195878 124604 | 362646 312510 North Carolina

39058 39744

4824636886

2701 48339 44990 Ohio............ 152526 169220 31682

170874 28126 231610187232 11405 12194 Oregon............

52701 3951 20.06 183 Pennsylvania... 179174) 198568 8525

82175 268030 16765 178871 12776 Rhode Island..

76261 87351

11467

6680 1675 122441 7707 Tennessee....,

588981 57018

73638 66178

1135064709 69274 Texas..

4995 13552

31169 15639

- 47548 15438 Vermont.

22173 13044) 8621 39561 10569 5.45 33808 6849 218 1969 Virginia...

58572 73858

291 89706 60310 1929 16290 74323 74081 Wisconsin.

22240 33658

66090 52813579 86110 65021 888 161 Total......

1386578|1601474 1558251341264 1838169 874534 186635213751571895763 589581
1864.
1868.

1872.
STATES.

McCul Lineln. Dem. Rep. Seymr. Grant, Dem. Rep. Geeley Grant, | Lib. I Adm.
I em. Rep. maj. maj. | Dem. Rep. maj. maj. Lib ral Adm. maj.

4am. maj. maj. A abama..

72088 76366
4278 79444 90272

10828 Arkansas...

19078 22112
3034 37927 41373

3446 California..... 43811

54077 51583

40718
54020

13302 Connecticut.. 422851 44691

47952
50995
3043

50638
Delaware...... 87671 8155

10980 7623

10206 11115

909 Florida...

154271 17763

2336 Georgia..

102722 57134

62550 3806 Illinois. 158730 189496 30766 199143 250303

51160 184938 241944 57006 Indiana...... 130233 150.122 20189 166980 176548

9568 163632 1861471 22515 Iowa....... 49596 890751 39479 74040 120399

46359 7196 131566 60370 Kansas...

3691
16441 12750 13990 31018

17058 32970 67018 31078 Kentucky.... 64301 27786 36515 115890 39566 76324

99995 88766 Louisiana....

80225 33263 46962

57029

14634 Maine..........

61803 17592 42160 70493 28033 29087 61422 32335 Maryland.... 32739 40153

7411
62357 30438 31919

67687166760
Massachusetts 48745 126742

77997 59408 136477

77069' 59260 133472 74212 Michigan. 740041 91521 16917 97069/ 128550

31481 78355 138455

60100 Minnesota .... 17375 25060 7685 28075 43545 15170 34423

20694 Mississippi...

4728882175 34887
Missouri
31678 72750

41072
65628 86860

21232 151434 119196 32238 Nebraska .....

54391
9729
4290 7812 18329

10517 Nevada.....

6594
9826
3232 52181 6486
1262 6236 8413

2177
New Hampshire.
32871 36400
3529 31224 38191
6967 31424 37168

5744 New Jersey... 68024

7301
83001801311

764561

15200 New York... 361986 368735

6749
429883 419883

10000

387281 440736 53455 North Carolina.

81601 96769

12168 70094 94769 24675 Ohio.

205568 265154 59586 238606 280223 41617 244321 281852 37531 Oregon....

8157 9888
1431 11125 10961

7730 11819
Pennsylvania... 276316296391 20075 313382 342280

28898212041 3495891 Rhode Island.... 84701 13692

6548 12993

6445 5329 13665 South Carolina..

4523762301

17064 22703 72290 Tennessee ......

26129 56628 | 30499 94391

85655

8736 Texas

66500 47406 Vermont.... 13321 42419 29098 12045 44167 32122 10927 41481 30554 Virginia...

91654

1814 West Virginia. 10438 23152

20306 29175

8869 29451 323151 2864 Wisconsin .... 65884 83458 17574 84707 108857

24150 86477 104997 18520 Total...... 1808725 2216067 44128 451770 2709613 3015071 217184 522642 2834079 3597070 86030 849021 Lincoln's maj.over McClellan, 407342; Grant's over Seymour, 305458 ; Grant's over Greeley, 762991.

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PARTY PLATFORMS IN 1872. LIBERAL REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC / maintained, and we denounce repudiation in PLATFORM.

every form and guise.

Eighth- A speedy return to specie payment [Adopted by the Liberal Republican Convention

is demanded alike by the highest considerations at Cincinnati, in June, and by the Democratic

of commercial morality and honest governNational Convention at Baltimore, in July,

ment.

Ninth-We remember with gratitude the First-We recognize the equality of all men heroism and sacrifices of the soldiers and sailors before the law, and hold that it is the duty of of the Republic, and no act of ours shall ever Government in its dealings with the people to detract from their justly-earned fame for the full mete out equal and exact justice to all, of what reward of their patriotism. ever nativity, race, color, or persuasion, religious

Tenth-We are opposed to all further grants or political

of lands to railroads or other corporations. The Second-We pledge ourselves to maintain the public domain should be beld sacred to actual union of these States, emancipation, and en settlers. franchisement, and to oppose any reopening of

Eleventh-We hold that it is the duty of the the questions settled by the Thirteenth, Four

Government, in its intercourse with foreign teenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Con

nations, to cultivate the friendship of peace, by stitution.

treating with all on fair and equal terms, regardThird-We demand the immediate and abso | ing it alike dishonorable either to demand what lute removal of all disabilities imposed on ac is not right, or to submit to what is wrong. count of the Rebellion, which was finally subdued

Twelfth For the promotion and success of seven years ago, believing that universal amnes

these vital principles, and the support of the ty will result in complete pacification in all sec

candidates nominated by this Convention, we tions of the country.

invite and cordially welcome the cooperation of Fourth-Local self-government, with impar all patriotic citizens, without regard to previous tial suffrage, will guard the rights of all citizens

affiliations, more securely than any centralized power. The public welfare requires the supremacy of the civil over the military authority, and freedom of persons under the protection of habeas corpus.

THE ADMINISTRATION PLATFORM. We demand for the individual the largest liberty [Adopted by the National Administration Conconsistent with public order; for the State, self

vention at Philadelphia, June, 1872 ] government; and for the nation, a return to the

The Republican party of the United States, methods of peace and the constitutional limita

assembled in National Convention in the city tions of power.

of Philadelphia, on the 5th and 6th days of Fifth- The Civil Service of the Government June, 1872, again declares its faith, appeals to has become a mere instrument of partisan tyran- its history, and announces its position upon py and personal ambition, and an object of selfish

the questions before the country : greed. It is a scandal and reproach upon free

First-During eleven years of supremacy it institutions, and breeds a demoralization dan

has accepted with grand courage the solemn gerous to the perpetuity of republican govern

duties of the time It suppressed a gigantic rement. We therefore regard such thorough

bellion, emancipated four millions of slaves, dereforms of the Civil Service as one of the most

creed the equal citizenship of all, and estabpressing necessities of the hour; that honesty,

lished universal suffrage. Exhibiting unparalcapacity, and fidelity constitute the only valid

leled magnanimity, it criminally punished no claim to public employment; that the offices of

man for political offenses, and warmly welthe Government cease to be a matter of arbitrary

comed all who proved their loyalty by obeying favoritism and patronage, and that public station

the laws and dealing justly with their neighbecome again the post of honor. To this end

bors. It has steadily decreased, with a firm it is imper tively required that no President shall

hand, the resultant disorders of a great war, be a candidate for reelection.

and initiated a wise policy toward the Indians. Sixth-We demand a system of Federal taxa The Pacific railroad and similar vast enterprises tion which shall not unnecessarily interfere with

have been generally aided and successfully the industry of the people, and which shall pro conducted; the public lands freely given to vide the means necessary to pry the expenses actual settlers ; immigration protected and enof the Government economically administered,

couraged, and a full acknowledgment of the the pensions, the interest on the public debt, and

naturalized citizens' rights secured from Euroa moderate reduction annually of the principal

pean powers. A uniform national currency has thereof; and, recognizing that there are in our

been provided; repudiation frowned down ; midst honest but irreconcilable differences of

the national credit sustained under most extraopinion with regard to the respective systems of

ordinary burdens, and new bonds negotiated at Protection and Free Trade, we remit the discus

lower rates; the revenues have been carefully sion of the subject to the people in their Congress

collected and honestly applied. Despite the Districts, and to the decision of the Congress

annual large reductions of rates of taxation, the thereon, wholly free of Executive interference

public debt has been reduced during General or dictation.

Grant's presidency at the rate of $100 001,000 a Seventh-The public credit must be sacredly year. A great financial crisis has been avoided,

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and peace and plenty prevail throughout the last, through the efforts of the Republican party,
land, Menacing foreign difficulties have been been abandoned, and the American idea of the
peacefully and honorably compromised, and individual's right to transfer his allegiance
the honor and the power of the nation kept in having been accepted by European nations, it
high respect throughout the world. This glori- is the duty of our government to guard with
ous record of the past is the party's best pledge jealous care the rights of adopted citizens
for the future. We believe the people will not against the assumption of unauthorized claims
intrust the government to any party or combi- by their former government; and we urge the
nation of men composed chiefly of those who continual and careful encouragement and pro-
have resisted every step of this beneficial prog. tection of voluntary immigration.
ress,

Tenth-The franking privilege ought to be
Second-Complete liberty and exact equal- abolished and the w

| abolished, and the way prepared for a speedy ity in the enjoyment of all civil, political and reduction in the public rights should be established, and effect

| Eleventh-Among the questions which press ually maintained throughout the Union, by

for attention is that which concerns the relaefficient and appropriate State and federal

tions of capital and labor, and the Republican legislation. Neither the law nor its adminis

party recognize the duty of so shaping legislatration should admit of any discrimination in respect of citizen by reason of race, creed, color,

tion as to secure full protection, and the amplest

field for capital, and for labor the creator of or previous condition of servitude.

capital, the largest opportunities and a just Third- The recent amendments to the na- I share of the mutual profits of these two great tional Constitution should be cordially sustained, servants of civilization. because they are right, not merely tolerated

Twelfth-We hold that Congress and the because they are law, and should be carried out

President have only fulfilled an imperative according to their spirit by appropriate legislation, the enforcement of which can be safely

duty in their measures for the suppression of

violent and treasonable organizations in certrusted only to the party that secured those

tain lately rebellious regions, and for the proamendments.

tection of the ballot-box, and therefore they Fourth-The national government should

are entitled to the thanks of the nation.
seek to maintain an honorable peace with all
nations, protecting its citizens everywhere, and

Thirteenth-We denounce repudiation of the sympathizing with all peoples who strive for

public debt in any form or disguise as a nagreater liberty.

tional crime. We witness with pride the re

duction of the principal of the debt and of the Fifth-Any system of the civil service under

rates of interest upon the balance, and confi. which the subordinate positions of the govern

dently expect that our excellent national curment are considered rewards for mere party

rency will be perfected by a speedy resumption zeal, is fatally demoralizing; and we, therefore,

of specie payments.
favor a reform of the system by laws which
sball abolish the evils of patronage, and make

| Fourteenth-The Republican party is mindhonesty, efficiency, and fidelity the essential

essential | ful of its obligations to the loyal women of qualifications for public position, without prac

America, for their noble devotion to the cause tically creating a life-tenure of office,

of freedom. Their admission to wider fields of

usefulness is received with satisfaction, and the Sixth-We are opposed to further grants of

honest demands of any class of citizens for adthe public lands to corporations and monopo

ditional rights should be treated with respectlies, and demand that the national domain be

ful consideration. set apart for free homes for the people.

Fifteenth-We heartily approve the action of Seventh-The annual revenues, after paying

Congress in extending amnesty to those lately the current debts, should furnish a moderate

in rebellion, and rejoice in the growth of peace balance for the reduction of the principal, and

and fraternal feeling throughout the land. the revenue, except so much as may be derived from a tax on tobacco and liquors, be raised by

Sixteenth-The Republican party propose to duties upon importations, the duties of which

respect the rights reserved by the people to should be so adjusted as to aid in securing re

themselves as carefully as the powers delegated munerative wages to labor, and promote the

by them to the State and to the federal governindustries, growth and prosperity of the whole

ment. It disapproves of the resort to unconcountry.

stitutional laws for the purpose of removing Eighth-We hold in undying honor the sol- evils by interference with rights not surrendiers and sailors whose valor saved the Union ;

dered by the people to either the State or natheir pensions are a sacred debt of the nation, tional government. and the widows and orphans of those who died Seventeenth--It is the duty of the general for their country are entitled to the care of a government to adopt such measures as will tend generous and grateful people. We favor such to encourage American commerce and shipadditional legislation as will extend the bounty building. of the government to all our soldiers and sailors | Eighteenth -- We believe that the modest who were honorably discharged, and who in patriotism, the earnest purpose, the sound the line of duty became disabled, without re-judgment, the practical wisdom, the incorruptgard to the length of service or the cause of ible integrity and the illustrious services of such discharge.

| Ulysses S. Grant have commended him to the Ninth-The doctrine of Great Britain and heart of the American people, and with him other European powers concerning allegiance- at our head we start to-day upon a new march " Once a subject always a subject"-having at I to victory.

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THE STATES OF THE UNION.

State Governments,

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Alabama....

50,722
996,992 54,267
Montgomery .... David P. Lewis.

Nov.1874 $4000 3 M. Noy. Tu. aft. i M.Nov.
Arkan as..... 52,198 484,471 80,446
Little Rock...... Elisha Baxter ......

1 Monday, Nov.
California ..... 188,981 560,247 4 21,547)

Sacramento..... Newton Booth .... .... Dec. 1675 7000*1 M. Dec. 1 Wid. Sept. .
Connecticut....
4,750 537,454 133,429

Hartfd.&N.Hay'n Marshall Jewell.... May, 1873 1100 i W. May. 1 Monday, April.
Delaware....... 2,10 125,015

Dover............ James Ponder..... .....Jan. 1875 1333 Tu. Jan.
Florida
59,248 187,748 53.073
Tallahassee ...... Ossian B. Hart .....

..... Jan. 1877

a : M.Jan. Tu. aft. I M. Nov Georgia 58,000 1,184,109 96,709

Atlanta .... . James Milton Smith ..Jan. 18771 4000 92 W. Jan. 1 Wed. Oct.
Illinois.....
55,410 2,539,891 105,741

Springfield ...... Richard J. Oglesby. Jan. 18771 6000 IM. Jan. Tu. aft. 1 M. Nov
Indiana
33.809 1,680,637 64,537
Indianapolis..... Thomas A. Hendricks

Jan, 1877 3000 I
Iowa. .....

2 Tuesday, Oct.

.
55,045 1,194,020 104,392

Des Moines ... ... Cyrus C. Carpenter Jan. 1874 2500*2 M. Jan. 2 Tuesday, Oct.
Kansas...... 81,318 364,399 95,019
Topeka ...... Thomas A. Osborn.

Tu. aft, M.Nov.
Kentucky
37,630 1,321,011

Frankfort ....... Preston 11. Leslie ......... Sept. 1874 5000 M. Dec. i Monday, Aug. Louisiana. 41,346 726,915

53,510 New Orleans ..

Jan. 1877

8000) i M. Jan. I Monday, Nov. Maine ......

35,000 626,915 88,215

Augusta.

Sidney Perham ...... Jan. 1874 2500 W. Jan. 2 Monday, Sept.
Maryland... II,1241 780,894 107,519

Annapolis ....... Wm. Pinckney Whyte..... Jan: 186 3600 *1 W. Jan. Tu. aft. i M. Nov.
Massachusetts.... 7,800 1,457,351 110,601

Boston...... Wm. B. Washburn .. Jan, 1874

5000 i W. Jan. Tu, aft. i M. Nov.
Michigan ....... 56,451 1,184,059 97,459

Lansing... John J. Bagley...... ..... Jan. 1875 1500 W, Jan. Tu, aft. 1 M. Nov.
Minnesota ..... 83,531 439,706

St. Paul... Horace Austin ..........

Jan. 1874 3000 T. ai M.Jan. Tu, aft. IM Nov.
Mississippi. 47,156 827,922 19,872

Jackson ...... Ridgley C. Powers,ex-offi'o Jan. 1874 3000 T. a I M.Jan. Tu.aft. I M Nov.
Missouri..
65,350 1,721,295 105,195

Jefferson City .. Silas Woodson....... ... Jan. 1875 2500 Last M.Dec. Tu, aft, 1 M Nov.
Nebraska...
75,995 122,993

Lincoln ..... Robert W. Furpass .. Jan. 1875 1200 *Th.a 1 M.Ja. 2 Tuesday, Oct.
Nevada ..... 81,539 42,491

Carson City.. L. R. Bradley ....... Jan. 1874 6000 1 M. Jan. Tu, aft. 1 M. Nov.
New Hampshire..
318,300 48,950

Concord .... Ezekiel A. Straw ... June 1873 1000 1 M. June. 2 Tuesday, March.
New Jersey....... 8,320 906,096 98,046

Trenton...... Joel Parker .....

an. 1875 3000 2 Tu. Jan. Tu.aft. I M. Nov. New York ..... 47,000 4,382,759 73,158

Albany........ John A. Dix ......

Jan. 1875

4000 i Tu, Jan. Tu.aft. I M. Nov. North Carolina.. 50,704 1,971,361 128,636

Raleigh ...... Tod R. Caldwell .... Jan. 1877 5000 i Th. Nov. 1 Thursday, Aug. Ohio....... 39,964 2,665,260 106,435

Columbus.... Edward F. Noyes.... Jan, 1874 4000 *IM, Jan. 2 Tuesday, Oct.
Oregon ....
95,274 90,923

Salem...... Lafayette F. Grover...
........

1500 2 M. Sept.
Pennsylvania.....

Sept. 1874

1 Monday, June.
.
46,000

i
3,521.951 20,241

Harrisburg John F. Hartrantt ........Jan. 1876 50001 1 Tu. Jan. 2 Tuesday, Oct.
Rhode Island..... 1,306 217,353 82,678

N'wp't & Provid. Seth Padelford....... May, 1873 1000 May & Jan. 1 Wed. April.
South Carolina... 34,000

32,231

Columbia ..... Franklin J. Moses, jr..... Jan. 1875 4000 4 M. Nov. 13 Wed. Oct.
Tennessee........ 45.600 1,258,520 46,445

Nashville

John C. Brown ......... Jan. 1875 3000 *i M. Oct. Tu. aft, I M. Nov. Texas...... 271,356 818,579

10,529
I Austin

Edmund J. Davis... Nov. 1873 5000 2 Tu, Jan. 1 Tuesday, Nov.-
Vermont.... 10,212 330,551 61,201

Montpelier Julius Converse ... Oct. 1874 1000 *1 W. Oct. 1 Tuesday, Sept.
Virginia ...
38,352 1,225,163 13,088

Richmond ...... Gilbert C. Walker .. Jan. 1874) 5000 M, Dec. Tu. aft. i M.Nov.
West Virgini 23,000 442,014) 3 37,989

Charleston...... John J. Jacob.....

Mar. 1874 2000 2 Tu, Jan. 4 Thursday, Oct.
Wisconsin ... 53,924 1,034,670 7 111,945

Madison ..... Cadwallader C. Washburn Jan, 1874 5000 1 W. Jan. Tu. aft, I M. Nov.
Total........

38,115,641 266
292
Democrats in Italic.

* Biennial Sessions and Elections.
Territories. Capitals.

Governors.
Territories.

Capitals.
Governors.
Territor es.

Capitala.

Governors.
Alaska...... Sitka...... ....Not organized.
Arizona .... Tucson ... ...A.P. K. Safford.

Idaho..........Bolee.......... Thos. W. Bennett, Utah.........Salt Lake City. George L. Woods.
Colorado ...Denver ...

Washington.Olympia........Elisha P. Ferry, ... Edward M. McCook.

'Indian......... Tahl quah .... Not organized. Dakota ..... Yancton.....J. A. Burbank.

Montana....... Virginia City..Benj. F. Potts. Wyoming ...Cheyenne ..., Job A.Campbell. New Mexico...Santa Fe......Marsh Giddings. D. Columbia. Washington ...Henry D. Cooke.

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