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Coast Survey 40,000 00
Public Buildings 548,588 14
Treasury miscellaneous... 136,251 73
War Department 1,640,000 00
Miscellaneous 1,205.562 64
Navy Department 42,112 07
Interior Department, Pub-
Extension 43,102 08
Indian Bureau 437,534 tO
Judicial 1,047,791 89
. 6,045,259 96
Military Academy 326,101 32
Naval Service 18,296,733 95
Consular and Diplomatic Service 1,219,659 00
Indian Service 6,349,462 04
Fortifications 2,037.000 00
Post Office Department 28,519,341 84
Army Expenses 28,683,615 32
Rivers and Harbors 5,688,000 00
Sundry Civil Expenses, viz:
Life Saving Stations $162,700 00
Revenue Cutter Service... 1,078,397 88
National Currency 100,000 00
Detection and punishment of counterfeiting 125,150 00
Senate 26,903 25
Judiciary 3,500,000 00
Miscellaneous 1,516,802 71
Inspection of steam ves-
Public Buildings 3,050,000 00
Light Houses, Beacons, and Fog Signals 879,685 00
Light-House Establishing. 1,559,564 50
Public Lands 1,599,325 00
Patent Office 50,000 00
Metropolitan Police 207,890 00
Government Hospital for the Insane 178,800 00
Deaf and Dumb Institu-
Columbia Hospital 80,300 00
Smithsonian 25,000 00
Capitol Extension 99,000 00
Botanical Garden 25,500 00
Library of Congress 41,000 00
j Survey of the Coast 732,000 00
Armories and Arsenals 1,090,149 40
Buildings and Grounds in
Washington Aqueduct 173,435 00
Bureau of Refugees,
Signal Office 250,000 00
Miscellaneous objects 1,089,413 97
Navy Yards 1,184,200 00
Department of Agricul-
Award by Claims Commission 344,785 60
Miscellaneous—private acts, &c 6,784,856 88
Total appropriations made for the fiscal
year ending June 30,1873- $173,495,015 55
Statement Of Appropriations Made For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30,1874, At The Third Session, Forty-secOnd Congress.
Pensions $30,480,000 Oo
Deficiencies for the year ending June 30, 1873, and for other purposes, viz:
Post Office Department $53,000 00
Coast Survey 170,000 00
Census 12,000 00
Rebel ram "Albemarle,"... 202,912 90
Patent Office 20,000 00
District of Columbia 1,241,920 92
Indian Service 6,541,418 90
Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Expenses 17,120,496 60
Sundry Civil Expenses, viz:
Public Printing $2,053,500 00
Life Saving Stations 250,200 00
Revenue Cutter Service... 1,028,218 40
National Currency 825,000 00
Judiciary 3,169,000 00
Miscellaneous 1,179,337 20
Public Lands 1.752,090 00
Metropolitan Police 207,530 00
Government Hospital for
the Insane 171,712 22
Deaf and Dumb Institu'n.. 48,000 00
Columbia Hospital 88,500 00
Smithsonian Institution... 42,000 00
Capitol Extension 279,000 00
Botanical Garden 37,500 00
Survey of the Coast 766,000 00
Light-House Establish'nt. 1,691,369 50 LightHouses, Beacons,
and Fog Signals 1,607,600 00
Public Buildings 10,939,903 96
Armories and Arsenals 777,645 00
Buildings and Grounds in
and around Washington 2,553,733 01
Miscellaneous 1,047,136 80
Navy Yards 1,401,260 00
Miscellaneous 279,883 00
For deficiencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1873, and for other purposes, viz:
Senate $17,500 00
Department of State 115,222 00
Treasury Department 10,000 00
Mint, Branches and Assay
Offices 92,898 31
Internal Revenue 1,600,000 00
Coast Survey 6,828 75
Light-House Establishing. 166,200 00 Territorial Governments and Treasury miscellaneous 147,202 07
War Department 2,682,000 00
Pay Department 158,495 36
Signal Service 88,000 00
Medical and Hospital Department 13,000 00
Marine Corps 20,000 00
Interior Department 41,500 00
Public Lands 19,386 36
Extension Capitol Gr'nds.. 301,199 15
Miscellaneous 37,809 00
Indian Bureau 3,102,701 54
Miscellaneous 247,535 92
Department of Justice 308,693 87
Miscellaneous 346,512 45
For the purchase of postage stamps for Executive
Departments 1,865,900 00
Public Works—Rivers and HarborsArmy
Post Office Department
Consular and Diplomatic Service
Award by Claims Commission
Miscellaneous—private acts, &c
11,278,584 78 22,276,257 65
6,102,900 00 31,796,008 81 32,529,167 00
1,311,369 00 344,317 56
1,899,000 00 789,083 86
Total appropriations made for the fiscal year ending June 30,1874 $197,920,297 38
Statement Of Appropriations Made For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30,1875, At The Fjrst Session, Forty-third
Pensions $29,980,000 00
For deficiencies for the year ending 1873 and'4, and for other purposes, as follows, viz:
Department of State $60,161 92
Independent Treasury 9,247 34
U. S. Mints and Assay of-
Territorial 85,839 08
Treasury, miscellaneous... 162,629 01
Quartermaster Departm't. 612,950 50 Indian Department (of which amount $51,363 59 is to be returned to the Treasury from sales of Indian lands) 1,837,521 87
Public Lands 6,237 70
Miscellaneous 202,299 80
Post Office Department 221,604 06
Judicial 375,821 46
Senate 90,600 40
House of Representatives,
Capitol Grounds, &c 106,055 01
4,083,914 26 For the Indian Department (of which amount $165,000 is to be returned to the Treasury from the sales of Indian
lands) 5,656,171 10
For Legislative, Executive, and Judicial expenses (in which amount is included the sum of $2/207,808 50, appropriation for the preparation, issue, and reissue of the national loan securities, heretofore included in the permanent appropriations) 20,613,880 80
For sundry civil expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30.1875, and for other purposes, as follows, viz: Public Printing and Binding $1,676,707 60
Life-saving Stations 489,568 44
Revenue CutterService 1,152,883 40
Marine Hospital Service... 100,000 00
National Currency 251,500 00
Judiciary 3,100,291 00
Miscellaneous 418,347 11
District of Columbia 1,300,000 00
PublicLands 45,900 00 *
Surveying Public Lands 1,042,980 00
Expenses of collection of
Capitol Extension, &c 441,915 00
Metropolitan Police 207,530 00
Government Hospital for
Deaf and Dumb Institution 77,000 00 Columbia Hospital and oth-
Smithsonian 30,000 00
Survey of the Coast 782,000 00
Light-House Establishing. 1,766,532 50
Armories and Arsenals 640,957 00
Signal Office 389,325 00
Northern and Northwest-
Miscellaneous objects 649,433 89
Buildings and Grounds in
relief of persons suffer-
For Naval Service
Rivers and Harbors
Post Office Department (of which amount the sum of $5,497,852 00 is appropriated from the Treasury. The balance to be paid from the revenues of the Post Office Department)
For payment of claims reported allowed by the Commissioners of Claims, as follows, viz:
To citizens of Alabama $37,682 90
To citizens of Arkansas 83,889 73
To citizens of Florida 4,140 00
To citizens of Georgia 23,537 20
To citizens of Louisiana 145,436 04
To citizens of Mississippi 85,516 80
To citizens of North Carolina. 48,073 88 To citizens of South Carolina. 10,784 00
To citizens of Tennessee 74,499 40
To citizens of Texas 675 00
To citizens of Virginia 145,051 01
To citizens of West Virginia. 4,482 80
For extraordinary expenses of the Naval service
For relief of persons suffering from the overflow of the Mississippi river
For improvement of the mouth of the Mississippi river
For payment of teachers in the District of Columbia, to be refunded to the Treasury by the District
To discharge certain obligations to the creditors of the Sioux Indians
For the relief of Henry S. Welles, for re. moving obstructions from the Savannah river in 1866
Other private acts, (estimated,) but not exceeding ,
Total appropriations made for the fiscal year ending June 30,1875 $182,804,929 89
In the fiscal year ending June 30,1872.. $176,119,183 40 In the fiscal year ending June 30,1873. 173.495,015 55 In the fiscal year ending June 30,1874. 197,920,297 38 For the fiscal year ending June 30,1875. 182,804,929 89
F.—Kevenues and Expenditures of the Government.
For the fiscal years ending June 30, from each source.
For revenues and expenditures of the Ooftimment for previous years, see McPherson's Handbook of Politics for 1872, pp. 187-191.
Receipts since the formation of the Government, from March 4,1789, to June 30,1873: Customs* $a,386,720,600 18; Internal Revenue, $1,876,191,953 19; Direct Taxes, $27,554,926 93; Public Lands, $197,171,498- 0fr* Miscellaneous Sources, $252,734,301 07. Total, $5,739,373,340 02.
Expenditures since the formation of the Government, from March 4,1789, to June 30,1873: Ciril hinb, $298,129,788 18; Foreign Intercourse, $104,828,384 80; Navy, $880,427,404 15; War, $4,044,384,110 94; Penftiws, $318,489,880 82; Indians, $145,057,004 47; Miscellaneous, $649,991,549 06. Total, $6,436,308,122 42.
G.—Presidential Election of 1872, and State Elections in 1872,1873,and 1874.
Charles O'Conor, Straight Democrat, received 29,489 votes; and James Black, Temperance,.5,60S.
♦Owing to the death of Horace Greeley, the vote of no Electoral College was given for him. The Democratic Electoral vote was for B. Gratz Brown, 18; Thomas A. Hendricks, 42; Charles J.Jenkins, 2; David Davis, 1.
fNot counted, 17; of these, three votes cast in Georgia for Horace Greeley were excluded, he having died before the votes were so cast—the House voting to exclude, the Senate to receive. The vote of Arkansas was rejected—the House voting to receive, the Senate to reject. The vote of Louisiana was rejected, both Houses concurring.
# Total counted, 349—necessary to a choice, 175.
tMean of the votes for congressmen at large.
flThe votes at the Spring Elections in 1874 were, in Connecticut: Republican, 46,755, Democratic, 39,761, Prohibition, 4,960; in Rhode Island: Republican and Temperance, 12,269, Democratic, 1,509, (the separate Republican vote for Lieutenant Governor being 7,679, and the Temperance vote 6,512;) and in New Hampshire: Republican, 34,143, Democratic, 35,608, Prohibition, 2.097, scattering, 45.
%There were two counts in Arkansas and Louisiana. The other returns were: in Arkansas, Grant, 90,272, Greeley, 79,444, in Louisiana, Grant, 59,975, Greeley, 66,467.
**The vote for Governor, by Warmoth count, was: Kellogg. 55,973; McEnery, 65,579.
ft This vote was called "Independent" and ''Independent Democratic."
STATE PLATFORMS OF 1874.
1. The Republican party of the State of Connecticut, in convention assembled, declare that the end of government is to secure equal and exact justice to all its citizens, with as little infringement as possible upon individual freedom; that the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, interpreted and foreshadowed by the declaration of independence, is the true American idea; that this idea can only be realized by the election of honest and capable men to public office, and by conducting public affairs with strict prudence and in accordance with the sound and approved maxims of business and political economy.
2. That, in accordance with these principles, the States should be left to regulate their own internal affairs without interference, and this convention gladly indorses the course of the national administration in reference to the recent election in Texas.
3. That good administration and freedom from temptation to official dishonesty can be best secured by such an organization of the civil service as shall insure a competent body of civil officers, who shall be undisturbed by the changes and temptations of active politics.
4. That there ought to be no further increase of the paper currency of the country, and that the people expect from the present Congress the adoption of such measures as will forward the early resumption of specie payment.
5. That there should be no more subsidies of public lands in the interest of private corporations; that taxation should be equal, and be laid in such a manner as least to interfere with the general prosperity, and so as to encourage the various industries.
6. That party organizations are useful and necessary; but that, while we are proud of the birth and history of the Republican party, we recognize no such allegiance to political associations as shall prevent our fair and candid criticism of the acts of all public men; and that every case of negligence, wastefulness, or dishonesty on the part of those having control of public money ought to be promptly investigated and severely punished, without fear or favor; that we expect of our State legislators and State officers the strictest integrity and economy, the largest possible relief from the burden of taxation, the maintenance of public education, the
Ereservation of the purity and freedom of the ballot-box, the continuance of such registration laws as shall invite all who are entitled to the precious right of suffrage to participation in it, and at the same time shall exclude all fraudulent voting.
7. That the sessions of our General Assembly should be short, and its legislative acts few and
general; that in making judicial and other legislative appointments, character and capacity should be the only qualifications considered, and that all bargains and trades for these appointments are abusive to the health of the commonwealth, and destructive of the interests of the people.
8. That the rightful interests of labor, in view of the present condition of the industrial classes and their relations to capital and to the great corporations of the country, demand the careful solicitude and attention of the Legislature.
9. That we recognize the wisdom and necessity of obtaining reliable statistics and information in regard to the condition of the laboring classes upon which to base proper legislation, and we believe that an impartial and nonpartizan bureau for that purpose is demanded alike by humanity and the best interests of the State.
10. That the question whether or not a convention ought to be called to revise our present State constitution should be submitted by the General Assembly to the people of the State for their decision.
Democratic—Ferruary 3, 1874.
This convention does hereby declare and make known the following to be its principles of action, and to the support of them it invites the hearty co-operation of all honest men:
1. We declare our unfaltering devotion to the Constitution of the United States and to the Union of the United States thereby established, and we affirm that the people of the several States have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as free, sovereign, and independent States, subject only to the limitations contained in the Constitution, and that all powers not therein expressly granted to the National Government are reserved to the States respectively.
2. We affirm that the greatest danger with which we are now threatened is the corruption and extravagance which now exist in high official places, and we do declare that these are the cardinal principles of our future political action; that retrenchment, economy, and reform are imperatively demanded in all the governments of the people—Federal, as well as State and municipal—and we here proclaim ourselves the uncompromising foes of all salary-grabbers, ring politicians, and land monopolists, whoever they may be and wherever they may be found, whether they are in office or out; and we appeal to the honest men everywhere, without regard to past political affiliations, to join us in branding as they deserve these corrupt leeches on the body politic, and in assisting us to purge the official stations of their unwholesome and baneful presence.
3. The present Federal administration, by its utter inability to comprehend the dignity or responsibility of the duties with which it is charged, by its devotion to personal and partizan interests, by its weak and incompetent management of the national finances, by its unwarranted interference with the local self government of the people by its support of the corrupt government which it has imposed by its power upon several of the States of the Union, and by its complicity with corrupt practices and scandals in various quarters, by its appointment of notoriously incompetent men to high official positions, has justly brought upon itself the condemnation of the American people.
4. The procuring of money from a notoriously corrupt ring of Washington politicians for use in this State in controlling our elections is so marked an evidence of political corruption that it deserves the severest rebuke, and we call upon the people of Connecticut in the coming election to enter such a protest against so gross an abuse of official trust as will secure punishment for the present and afford adequate protection for the future.
5. We recognize in the present stringency of the money market, the panic which led thereto, the general prostration of business and the consequent suffering of the working classes, the direct fruits of that policy which, while it pretends to advance the interests of the country, is in reality plunging us into national and individual bankruptcy and ruin, and as an offset to this policy, we demand and we call upon the people to inaugurate a speedy return to specie payments, as called alike by the highest consideration of commercial morality and honest and economical government.
6. While we are in favor of all just and equal taxation necessary to sustain our Government and our public institutions, we are opposed to all unjust and unequal systems of taxation, which tend to favor one class at the expense of other classes of the people.
7. The public domain of the United States is the property of the people, and as such should be preserved for the people, and we condemn the policy of wholesale grants to speculative corporations for the benefit of the few to the exclusion of the many.
8. We are opposed to all monopolies which operate for the benefit of privileged persons or classes, and to all combinations or corporations made to effect purposes hostile to the best interests of the people.
9. That we recognize the grievances of which the industrial classes complain, and we favor a governmental policy that shall impose such restraints and prohibitions upon grasping corporations and stock gamblers as will prevent those financial fluctuations which ever nave resulted in a debased currency, official defalcations, ring robberies, bankrupt employers, and starving workingmen and women.
10. That we are in favor of such action by the Legislature of our State as will bring the question of calling a constitutional convention directly before the sovereign people of this State for their adoption or rejection, as they may deem best.
We, the delegated representatives of the Republican party of Illinois, declare the following to be substantially our political belief:
1. That emancipation and enfranchisement having been secured by the thirteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution of the United States, and by appropriate legislation for their enforcement; and equality of civil rights havingbeen guaranteed by the fourteenth amendment, such guaranty should be enforced by appropriate statutes, so that the broad aegis of Federal power may be over black and white citizens alike.
2. That, as one of the consequences of the late civil war, about $382,000,000 of non-interest bearing Treasury notes were issued to, and are now held by, the people as a safe and convenient currency, it would be unwise and inexpedient, in the present financial condition of the people, to attempt the policy of immediate cancellation of any portion of such Treasury notes.
3. That the laws for the establishment of national banks, having secured to the States and Territories the best system of bank circulation ever before offered to the people, its issuance should be no longer confided to a privileged class, but should be free to all alike, under general and equal laws, the aggregate volume of currency to bo regulated by the untrammeled laws of trade.
4. That we reaffirm the declaration of the National Republican Convention of 1872 in favor of a return to specie payment at the earliest practicable day.
5. That we commend the measures which have passed the popular branch of Congress, looking to the cheapening and perfection of inter-State railway transportation, and the improvement of the navigation at the mouth of the Mississippi river.
6. That we are in favor of an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, providing for the election of President and Vice President by the direct vote of the people, without the intervention of the Electoral College.
7. That the Republican party proposes to respect the rights reserved by the people to themselves as carefully as the powers delegated by them to the State and Federal Governments; and it will aim to secure the rights and privileges of the citizens, without regard to nativity or creed; and it is opposed to interference by law with the habits, tastes, or customs of individuals, except to suppress licentiousness or to preserve the peace and safety of the citizens of the State.
8. That while we accord to the railway companies of this State the fullest measure of property rights, we also demand for the people reasonable charges and rigid impartiality in the transportation of passengers and freights, such guarantees to be secured by appropriate State and national legislation.
Relying upon the foregoing declaration of principles and policy, and upon the broad, clear record of the Republican party during its fifteen years of State and Federal administration, we