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which satd Belknap well knew; yet said Belknap did, in con- o'clock, to consider what replication to make to the sideration that he would permit said Evans to continue to plea. maintain said trading-establishment, and in order that said payments might continue to be made by said Evans, to saved lication to the Senate sitting as a court of impeach
April 19th.-Mr. Manager Lord presented the repto his, the said Belknap's, own use, or to be paid over to the ment. wife of said Belknap, divers large sums of money at various The Secretary read the replication : times, namely: the sum of fifteen hundred dollars on or about the 20 day of November, 1870; the sum of fifteen hun 1. That the matters alleged in the said plea are not sufficient dred dollars on or about the 17th day of January, 1871; the
to exempt the said William W. Belknap from answering the sum of fifteen hundred dollars on or about the 18th day
said articles of impeachinent, because they say that at the of April, 1871; the sum of fifteen hundred dollars on or about time all the acts charged in said articles of impeachment were the
25th day of July, 1871; the sum of fifteen hundred dol- done and committed, and thence continuously done, to the lars on or about the 10th day of November, 1871; the sum
2d day of March, A, D. 1876; the said William W. Belknap of fifteen hundred dollars on or about the 15th day of Janu
was Secretary of War of the United States, as in said artides ary, 1672; the sum of fifteen hundred dollars on or about of impeachment averred, and therefore that, by the Constithe 18tb day of June, 1872; the sum of fifteen hundred dol tution of the United States, the House of Representatives bed lars on or about the 22d day of November, 1872; the sum of power to prefer the articles of impeachment, and the Senate one thousand dollars on or about the 28th day of April, 1873;
have full and the sole power to try the same. the sum of seventeen hundred dollars on or about the 16th
2. For a second and further replication to the ples of the day of June, 1873; the sum of fifteen hundred dollars on or said William W. Belknap, say that the matters alleged in the about the 4th day of November, 1878; the sum of fifteen
said plea are not sufficient to exempt the said William W. hundred dollars on or about the 22d day of January, 1874; Belknap from answering the said articles of impeachment, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars on or about the 10th day because they say that, at the time of the commission by the of April, 1874; the sum of fifteen hundred dollars on or
said William W. Belknap of the acts and matters set forth about the 9th day of October, 1874; the sum of fifteen hun
in the said articles of impeachment, he, said William W. Bel dred dollars on or about the 24th day of May, 1875; the sum
knap, was an officer of the United States, as alleged in the of fifteen hundred dollars on or about the 17th day of Novem
said articles of impeachment; and they say that the sald ber, 1875; the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars on or William W. Belknap, after the commission of each one of the about the 15th day of January, 1876: all of which acts and
acts alleged in the said articles, was and continued to be such doings were while the said Belknap was Secretary of War officer, as alleged in said articles, until and including the sa of the United States, as aforesaid, and were a high misde- day of March, A. D. 1876, and until the House of Representa
tives, by its proper committee, had completed its investigaAnd the House of Representatives by protestation, saving matters and things set forth as official misconduct in the said
tion of his official conduct as such officer in regard to the to themselves the liberty of exhibiting at any time hereafter any further articles of accusation or impeachment against the
articles, and the said committee was considering the repert said William W. Belknap, late Secretary of War of the
it should make to the House of Representatives upon the United States, and also of replying to his answers which he
same, the said Belknap being at the time aware of such inshall make unto the articles herein preferred against him,
vestigation, and of the evidence taken, and of such proposed and of offering proof to the same and every part thereof, and report. to all and every other article, accusation, or impeachment
And the House of Representatives further say that, while which shall be exhibited by them, as the case shall require, its said committee was considering and preparing its said do demand that the said William W. Belknap may be put to
report to the House of Representatives recommending the answer the high crimes and misdemeanors in office herein impeachment of the said William W. Belknap for the matcharged against him, and that such proceedings, examina
ters and things set forth in the said articles, the said Willism tions, trials, and judgments may be thereupon had and given tion as such Officer on the said 20 day of March, A. D. 196
W. Belknap, with full knowledge thereof, resigned his posius may be agreeable to law and justice.
with intent to evade the proceedings of impeachment against The President pro tempore: “The Chair informs the said William W. Belknap for said matters as in sala w the managers that the Senate will take proper order ticles set forth on said 20 day of March, A. D. 1876.
And on the subject of the impeachment, of which due the House of Representatives say that by the Constitation notice shall be given to the House of Representa- of the United States the House of Representatives had tives."
power to prefer said articles of impeachment against the said The managers thereupon withdrew.
William W. Belknap, and that the Senate sitting as a part The Chief-Justice, Hon. Morrison R. Waite, ad- of impeachment has full power to try the same. ministered the requisite oath to the Senators. There The following order was made: after, on being notified, the managers appeared and
Ordered, That the respondent file his rejoinder with the asked for process in the case, when the Senate
Secretary on or before the 24th day of April instant, who shall Ordered, That & summons be issued to William W. Bel- deliver a copy thereof to the Clerk of the House of Reproknap, returnable on Monday the 17th day of the present sur rejoinder, if any, on or before the 25th day of April is
sentatives, and that the House of Representatives file their month, at one o'clock in the afternoon.
stant; a copy of which shall be delivered by the Secretary te April 17th.-Mr. Belknap, being called, was repre- the counsel for the respondent. Bented by Hon. Matthew Carpenter, who said: "Mr.
Ordered, That the trial proceed on the 27th day of April President, William W. Belknap, a private citizen
of instant, at twelve o'clock and thirty minutes afternoon. the United States and of the State of Iowa, in obe April 27th.—The rejoinder was read, as follows: dience to the summons of the Senate sitting as a court That the replication of the House of Representatives, first of impeachment to try the articles presented against above pleaded to the said plea of him, the said Belknap and him by the House of Representatives of the United the matters therein contained in manner and form as the States, appears at the bar of the Senate sitting as a same are above pleaded and set forth, are not sufficient in law court of impeachment, and interposes the plea?
for the said House of Representatives to have or maintain which he asked the Secretary to read, and requested he, the said Belknap, is not bound by law to answer the saune.
impeachment thereof against him, the said Belknap, and that that it be filed.
And as to the second replication of the House of Repre The Secretary read the plea:
sentatives of the United States, secondly ab ve pleaded, saith That at the time when the said articles of impeachment said Belknap, was Secretary of War of the United States
that it is not true, as in that replication alleged that be, the were exhibited and presented against him, the said Belknap, from any time until and including the 20 day of March, s. ) he, the said Belknap, was not, nor hath he since been, nor is 1876. he now, an officer of the United States; but at the said times 2. And the said Belknap further saith, as to the said secon was, ever since hath been, and now is, a private citizen of the replication of the House, secondly above pleaded, that it is United States and of the State of lowa; and this he, the said not true, as in that replication alleged, that he, the said Ber Belknap, is ready to verify... Wherefore he prays judgment knap, was Secretary of War until the said House of Repre whether this court can or will take further cognizance of the sentatives, by any committee of the said House raised of it said articles of impeachment.
structed for that purpose, or having any authority from the Mr. Carpenter announced
that Judge Jeremiah S. House of Representatives in that behalf, bad investigated the Black, Hon. Montgomery Blair, and himself, ap- War, in regard to the matters and things set forth as atidal peared as counsel for Mr. Belknap.
misconduct in the said articles of impeachment. The managers were given until the 19th, at one 8. And the said Belknap, as to the said second replication
of the said House, secondly above pleaded, further saith that acting on behalf of said House in suggesting the resignation at the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on the of him, said Belknap, as aforesaid, and ought not to be heard %d day of March, A. D. 1876, at 10 o'clock and 20 minutes in to complain of a resignation thus induced. the forenoon of that day, he, the said Belknap, resigned the office of Secretary of War, by written resignation under his The Secretary read the sur-rejoinder of the House hand, addressed and delivered to the President of the United of Representatives : States, and the President of the United States then and there accepted the said resignation, by acceptance in writing under liam W. Belknap to the articles of impeachment exhibited
1. That the said first replication to the plea of the said Wilhis hand, then and there indorsed upon the said written resig- against him as aforesaid, and the matters therein contained, nation.
in manner and form as the same are above set forth and stated, 4. And the said Belknap, as to the said second replication are sufficient in law for the said House of Representatives to of the House, secondly above pleaded, further saith that have and maintain the said articles of impeachment against when the said House of Representatives took the first pro the said William W. Belknap, and that the Senate sitting as a ceeding in relation to the impeachment of him, the said Bel
court of impeachment has jurisdiction to hear, try, and deterknap, and when the matter was first mentioned in the said
mine the same. House--that is, in the afternoon of the 2d day of March, A. D. 2. And the said House of Representatives, as to the first 1876—the said House of Representatives was fully advised and second subdivisions of the rejoinder to the second repliand well knew that he, the said Belknap, had before then cation of the House of Representatives to the plea of the deresigned the said office of Secretary of War, and that he, the fendant to the said articles of impeachment, wherein the said said Belknap, was not then an officer of the United States, as defendant demands trial according to law, the said House of the facts were.
Representatives do the like; and as to the third, fourth, fifth, 5. And the said Belknap, as to the said second replication and sixth subdivisions of the rejoinder of the said defendant of the House, secondly above pleaded, further saith that the to the said second replication, they say, reserving to themCommittee on the Expenditures of the War Department selves all advantage of exception to the insufficiency of the were informed of his resignation while examining charges said subdivisions of said rejoinder to said second replication, against him, and that thereupon the said committee declared
that they deny each and every averment, in said several rethat they, the said committee, had no further duty to per joinders to said second replication contained, or either of form in the premises.
them, which denies or traverses the acts and intents charged 6. And saíd Belknap, as to the said second replication of the against said defendant in said second replication, and they House, secondly above pleaded, further saith, although true reaffirm the truth of the matters stated therein ; and this the it is that he did resign his position as Secretary of War on said House of Representatives pray may be inquired of by the 2d day of March, A. D. 1876, nevertheless it is not true, the Senate sitting as a court of impeachment. as alleged in that replication, that he, said Belknap, resigned his said position with intent to "ecade" any proceedings of
To which respondent replied that he also demanded said House of Representatives to impeach him, said Belknap; trial. bat, on the contrary thereof, he avers the fact to be, that & Application was thereupon made by counsel for standing committee of said House, known as the Committee Mr. Belknap for an adjournment until December, on the Expenditures of the War Department, without any which was refused, and the following adopted, April authority from or direction of said House of Representatives
28th : to examine, inquire, or investigate in regard to the matters and things set forth in said articles as official misconduct of Ordered, That the Senate proceed first to hear and de. him, said Belknap, had examined one Marsh, and he had termine the question whether William W. Belknap, the remade a statement to said committee, which said statement, spondent, is amenable to trial by impeachment for acts done if true, would not support articles of impeachment against as Secretary of War, notwithstanding his resignation of said him, said Belknap, but which said statement was of such a office, and that the managers and counsel in such argument character in respect to other persons, some of whom had discuss the question whether the issues of fact are material, beed and one of whom was so nearly connected with him, and whether the matters in support of the jurisdiction alleged said Belknap, by domestic ties as greatly to afflict him, said by the House of Representatives in the pleadings subsequent Belknap, and make him willing to secure the suppression of to the articles of impeachment can be thus alleged, if the same so much of said statement as affected such other persons at are not averred in said articles. any cost to himself; therefore he, said Belknap, proposed to Ordered, That the hearing proceed on May 4, 1876, at said committee that, if said committee would suppress that 12 o'clock and 30 minutes P. M.; that the opening and close part of said statement which related to said other persons, of the argument be given to the respondent ; that three counhe said Belknap, though contrary to the truth, would admit sel and four managers may be heard in such order as may be the receipt by him, said Belknap, of all the moneys stated agreed on between themselves; and that such time bé alby said Marsh to have been received by him from one Evans, lowed for argument as the managers and counsel may desire. mentioned in said statement, and paid over by said Marsh to any other person or persons; but said committee declined to
May 4th.-The argument of the points indicated accede to said proposition, and Hon. Heister Clymer, chair
in the resolution of April 28th was commenced, and man of said committee, then declared to said Belknap that
continued on the 5th, 6th, and 8th of May. The he, said Clymer, should move in the said House of Repro- points presented on the part of Mr. Belknap by bis sentatives, upon the statement of said Marsh, for the im- counsel, Messrs. Carpenter, Blair, and Black, were : peachment of him, said Belknap, unless the said Belknap should resign his position as Secretary of War before noon
1. That articles of impeachment cannot be entertained of the next day, to wit, March 2, A. D. 1876; and, said
against a private citizen in any case whatever ; Belknap regarding this statement of said Clymer, as afore
2. That wherever articles of impeachment are exhibited, said, as an intimation that he, said Belknap, could, by thus
they must set forth every fact essential to constitute a high resigning, avoid the affliction inseparable from a protracted
crime or misdemeanor, and every fact necessary to bring the trial in a forum, which would attract the greatest degree
case within the jurisdiction of the court; and
8. That the issues of fact arising upon the plea in abateof public attention, and the humiliation of availing himself of the defense disclosed in said statement itself, which would
ment are immaterial east blame upon said other persons, he yielded to the sugges contending that, by his resignation, he ceased to tion made by said Clymer, chairman as aforesaid, believing be an officer, and was only a private citizen at the that the same was made in good faith by the said Clymer, time of his impeachment. chairman as aforesaid, and that he, said Belknap, would, by resigning his position as Secretary of War, secure the speedy of the managers, contended that Belknap, having
Messrs. Lord, Knox, Jenks, and IIoar, on the part disrnissal of said statement from the public mind, which said state nent, though it involved no criminality on his part, was
been in office at the time the offenses charged were deeply painful to his feelings, and did resign his said position committed, and at the time when the investigation as Secretary of War, as hereinbefore stated, at 10 o'clock and was in progress, and for a portion of the day when 20 minutes in the forenoon of the 2d day of March, A. D. the resolution was passed, could not oust the Senate 1976; and at 11 o'clock in the forenoon of the day and year of jurisdiction by a resignation of his office when he notified of his said resignation and of the acceptance thereof found impeachment imminent. by the President of the United States as aforesaid ; all of
The argument being concluded, it was which was in pursuance and in consequence of the said sug Ordered, That, until further notice, the attendance before gestion so made by said Clymer: and thereupon said commit the Senate, sitting for the trial of the impeachment, of the tee declared that they, the said committee, had no further managers and the respondent will not be required. duty to perform in the premises. And he said Belknap, submits that, while said House of Representatives claims
The questions were held under advisement and that said Clymer was acting on its behalf in said pretended consideration from May 15th to the 29th inclusive, examination of said Marsh, said House ought,
in honor and when it was determined to take the vote. in law, to be estopped to deny that said Clymer was also May 29th. --The President
pro tempore announced VOL. XVI.-44 A
the proposition before the Senate pending for deter The question recurring on the resolution as apiendmination.
ed, as follows: Mr. Thurman submitted the following resolutions Resolved, That the House of Representatives and the refor consideration :
spondent be notified that on Thursday, the 1st day of June, Resolved, That, in the opinion of the Senate, William W.
1876, at 1 o'clock P. M., the Senate will deliver its judgment, in Belknap, the respondent, is amenable to trial by impeach- pleadings, at which time the inanagers on the part of the
open Senate on the question of jurisdiction raised by the ment for acts done as Secretary of War, notwithstanding his house and the respondent are notified to attend resignation of said office.
kesolved, That the House of Representatives and the respondent be notified, that on the day of —-, at 12 o'clock
On the question to agree thereto, meridian, the Senate will deliver its judgment in open Senate
Mr. Thurman called for the yeas and nays, and on the question of jurisdiction raised by the pleadings, at they were ordered; and, being taken, resultedwhich time the managers on the part of the House and the yeas 45, nays 4. respondent are notified to attend.
So the second resolution, as amended, was agreed Resolved, That at the
time specified in the foregoing reso to. lution the President of the Senate shall pronounce the judgment of the Senate as follows: * It is ordered by the Senate
The question recurring on the third resolution, sitting for the trial of the articles of impeachment preferred
The said resolution having been amended on the by the House of Representatives against William W. Belknap, motion of Mr. Bayard and on the motion of Mr. late Secretary of War, that the demurrer of said William W. Thurman to read as follows: Belknap to the replication of the House of Representatives to
Resolved, That at the time specified in the foregoing resothe plea to the jurisdiction filed by said Belknap be, and the lution the President of the Senate shall pronounce the judgsame hereby is, overruled ; and going back to the first defect, and it being the opinion of the Senate that said plea is insuffi
ment of the Senate as follows: " It is ordered by the Senate
sitting for the trial of the articles of impeachment preferred cient in law, and that said articles of impeachment are sufficient in law, it is therefore further ordered and adjudged that knap, late Secretary of War, that the demurrer of said Wil
by the House of Representatives against William W. Belsaid plea be, and the same hereby is, overruled and held for
liam W. Belknap to the replication of the House of Repre. naught, and said William W. Belknap is ordered to plead or sentatives to the plea to the jurisdiction filed by said Belknap answer to the merits within - days;" which judgment be, and the same hereby is, overruled; and, it being the thus pronounced shall be entered upon the journal of the Sen- opinion of the Senate that said plea is insufficient in law, and ate sitting as aforesaid.
that said articles of impeachment are sufficient in law, it is Mr. Conkling moved to amend the first resolution
therefore further ordered and adjudged that said plea be, and
the same hereby is, overruled and held for naught;" which by inserting at the end thereof, " before he was im
judgment thus pronounced shall be entered upon the journal peached.”
of the Senate sitting as aforesaidThe amendment was agreed to. Mr. Conkling baving demanded a division of the
On the question to agree thereto, Mr. Thurman question embraced in the resolutions of Mr. Thurman, called for the yeas and nays, and they were ordered;
and, being taken, resulted-yeas 35, nays 22. On the question to agree to the first resolution as sidered by unanimous consent; and the same heving
Mr. Whyte submitted an order, which was conamended, Mr. Paddock further moved to amend the said res
been amended on the motion of Mr. Edmunds, it olution by striking out all after the word "resolved,"
was agreed to, as follows: and, in lieu thereof, inserting :
Ordered, That each Senator be permitted to file his opinion
in writing upon the question of jurisdiction in this case on or That William W. Belknap, late Secretary of War, having before the 1st day of July, 1876, to be printed with the pro ceased to be a civil officer of the United States by reason of ceedings in the order in which the same shall be delivered, his resignation before proceedings in impeachment were com and the opinions
pronounced in the Senate shall be printed in menced against him by the House of Representatives, the the order in which they were so pronounced. Senate cannot take jurisdiction in this case.
June 1st.—The President pro tempore : "The SenMr. Edmunds called for the yeas and nays, and ate is now ready to proceed with the trial. On the they were ordered; and, being taken, resulted question of jurisdiction raised by the pleadings in yeas 29, nays 37.
this trial, it is ordered by the Senate sitting for the So the amendment was rejected.
trial of the articles of impeachment preferred by the The question recurring on the first resolution of House of Representatives against William W. BelMr. Thurman as amended,
kpap, late Secretary of War, that the demurrer of On the question to agree thereto as follows: said William W. Belknap to the rephcation of the Resolved, That, in the opinion of the Senate, William W. House of Representatives to the plea to the jurisBelknap, the respondent, is amenable to trial by impeachment diction filed by said Belknap be, and the same herefor acts done as Secretary of War, notwithstanding his resig- by is, overruled; and, it being the opinion of the nation of said office before he was impeached
Senate that said plea is insufficient in law and that
said articles of impeachment are sufficient in law, it Mr. Thurman called for the yeas and nays, and is therefore further ordered and adjudged that said they were ordered; and, being taken, resulted, plea be, and the same hereby is, overruled and held yeas 37, nays 29, as follows:
for naught." YEAS-Messrs. Bayard, Bogy, Burnside, Cameron of Penn
June 6th.-It was sylvania, Caperton, Cockrell, Cooper, Davis, Dawes, Dennis, Ordered, That William W. Belknap have leave to answer Edmunds, Goldthwaite, Gordon, Hamilton, Hitchcock, Kel the articles of impenchment within ten days from this date; ley, Kernan, Key, Mehreery, McDonald, Maxey, Mitchell, and that in default of an answer to the merits within ten days Morrill of Vermont, Norwood, Randolph, Ransom, Robert- by respondent to the articles of impeachment, the trial shal son, Sargent, Saulsbury, Sherman, Stevenson, Thurman, Wad- proceed as upon a plea of not guilty. leigh, Wallace, Whyte, Withers, and Wright-37.
NAYS-Messrs. Allison, Booth, Boutwell, Bruce, Cameron It was further
the Senate, sitting as a court of impeachment will proceed to of Maine, Morton, Oglesby, Paddock, Patterson, Spencer,
Ordered, That the managers furnish to the defendant, er West, and Windom-29.
his counsel, within four days, a list of witnesses, as far as at NOT VOTING-Messrs. Alcorn, Anthony, Barnum, Conover, present known to them, that they intend to call in this case Johnston, Merrimon, and Sharon-7.
and that, within four days
thereafter, the respordent furtish So the first resolution, as amended, was agreed to.
to the managers a list of witnesses, as far as known, that he
intends to summon. The question recurring on the second resolution of Mr. Thurman,
June 16th.-Mr. Black presented a paper claiming The said resolution having been amended on the that, as the vote on the former pleadings had stood motion of Mr. Bayard,
37 to 29, he was acquitted of the charges, two-thirds
not having voted against him, and that he could not after the vote shall have been so taken, his written opinion, to be again pat upon trial.
be printed with the proceedings. June 19th.--It was
August 1st.-In accordance with such order, the Ordered, That the paper presented by the defendant on the Senate proceeded to vote on the articles, with the 16th instant be filed in this cause; and the defendant having following result: failed to answer to the merits within ten days allowed by the
On the first article: order of the Senate of the 6th instant, the trial shall proceed on the 6th of July next as upon a plea of not guilty: Pro
GUILTY--Messrs. Bayard, Booth, Canieron of Pennsylvania, rided, That the impeachment can only proceed while Con- Cockrell, Cooper, Davis, Dawes, Dennis, Edmunds, Gordon, gress is in session.
Hamilton, Harvey, Hitchcock, Kelly, Kernan, Key, McCreery, Ordered, That the Secretary issue subpoenas that may be McDonald, Merrimon, Mitchell, Morrill, Norwood, Oglesby, applied for by the respondent for such witnesses to be sum- Randolph, Ransom, Robertson, Sargent, Saulsbury, Sherman, moned, at the expense of the United States, as shall be al Stevenson, Thurman, Wadleigh, Wallace, Whyte, and Withlowed by a committee, to consist of Senators Frelinghuysen, ers-85. Thurman, and Christiancy; and that subpenas for all other
Not Guilty-Messrs. Allison, Anthony, Boutwell, Bruce, witnesses for the respondent shall contain the statement that
Cameron of Wisconsin, Christiancy, Conkling, Conover, Crathe witnesses therein named are to attend upon the tender gin, Dorsey, Eaton, Ferry, Frelinghuysen, Hamlin, Howe, on behalf of the respondent of their lawful fees.
Ingalls, Jones of Nevada, Logan, McMillan, Paddock, Pat
terson, Spencer, West, Windom, and Wright-25. July 6th.—The case was opened on the part of the Most of the Senators voting “not guilty” stating managers by Mr. Lynde, who, in closing, and in an- that they did so on the question of jurisdiction. swer to a question, stated that the managers relied
On the second article: "Guilty," 86, the same Senaupon and referred to section 1781 of the Revised tors who had thus voted on the first article, with Statutes, and also to section 5501, to sustain the Senator Maxey, who did not then vote. impeachment. The examination of witnesses to support the alle
On the third article, same vote: “Guilty," 36. gations of the articles of impeachment was then “Not guilty,” 25. proceeded with, and witnesses were produced and
On the fourth article, same vote: “Guilty,” 36. sworn on both sides and examined, the trial occupy- “Not guilty," 25. ing until July 20th.
On the fifth article: “Guilty," 87, same vote, with Årgument on the part of Mr. Belknap was com- Senator Morton, who had been prevented by an acmenoed on that day by Mr. Blair, who stated the cident from being present at the other votes. “Not propositions of the defense, as follows:
guilty," 25. The questions are :
The President pro tempore : "On this article, 37 1. Whether the order dismissing the impeachment on the Senators vote .guilty,' and 25 Senators vote 'not ground that more than one-third of the Senate have voted guilty.' Two-thirds of the Senators present not
2. Whether the question of jurisdiction be not involved in sustaining the fifth article, the respondent is acquitthe plea of “ not guilty" ordered by the majority of the Sen. ted on this article. This concludes the action of the
Senate on all the articles of the impeachment. The 8. Whether the facts alleged in the articles are proved; Chair will call the Senate's attention to Rule 22, and
which provides : 4. Whether the evidence established any improper conduct on the part of the respondent.
And if the impeachment shall not upon any of the articles
presented be sustained by the votes of two-thirds of the Mr. Manager Lynde followed, claiming that the members present, a judgment of acquittal shall be entered. impeachment should be sustained.
“If there be no objection to complying therewith, July 24th.--Argument continued by Mr. Manager the Secretary will be directed to enter å judgment Lapham, Mr. Manager Jenks, and Mr. Black. of acquittal. Is there objection? The Chair hears
July 25th, 26th.--Argument continued by Mr. Car- none, and it will be so entered."
PUGH, GEORGE Ellis, died at Cincinnati, 1. The respondent stands before you nnder examination Ohio, July 19, 1876. He was born in that city, for alınost seven years' administration of a great executive November 28, 1822. He graduated at the Midepartment of this Government, to which he was appointed ami University in 1840, began the practice of for his ability, and his gallant service for the Union in the law, but when the Mexican War broke out he 2. We have shown that he possessed a spotless character became captain in the Fourth Ohio Volunteers. from boyhood to 1369, when he was appointed. Secretary of In 1848-49 he was a representative in the has been characterized by energy, ability, and
integrity, Ohio Legislature; was elected City Solicitor of never questioned save in the single transaction now under Cincinnati in 1850, and Attorney-General of examination.
3. And in regard to this transaction we have explained Ohio in 1851. In 1854 he defeated Salmon P. every circumstance relied upon as evidence of guilt, dis- Chase in the contest for the latter's seat in the pelled every suspicion surrounding it, and we point you, in United States Senate. He sat during the six perfect confidence, to all the direct testimony in the case, which conclusively and emphatically acquits the respondent - years beginning March 4, 1855, serving on the and on the law that the Senate had not jurisdiction. Committees on Public Lands and the Judiciary, July 31st.-It was
and was defeated by Governor Chase for the enOrdered, That on Tuesday next, the 1st day of August, at suing term. In 1860 Mr. Pugh was chairman of 12 o'clock meridian, the Senate shall proceed to vote, with the Ohio delegation to the National Democratout debate, on the several articles or impeachment. The ic Convention held in Charleston. During the presiding officer shall direct the Secretary to read the several war he defended Mr. Vallandigham. In 1863 presiding officer shall put the question following, namely: he was an unsuccessful candidate for Lieuten*Mr. Senator how say you? Is the respondent, Wil: ant-Governor of Ohio. In 1864 he was defeated
high misdemeanor," as the charge may be- as charged in as a candidate for Congress by Benjamin Egthis article ?” Whereupon such Senator shall rise in his gleston. In 1873 he was chosen to the State place and answer guilty," or " not guilty," with his reasons, Constitutional Convent on, from which he afAnd each Senator shall be permitted to file, within two days terward withdrew.
RAILROAD LAND-GRANTS. By the Southern Minnesota............ courtesy of the Commissioner of the Land- Hastings of Dakota...
Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston.
100 Office, Hon. J. A. Williamson, the following Missouri, Kansas & Texas.
84,249 statement is furnished of all the lands certified St. Joseph & Denver City.
125,876 Missouri River, Fort Scott & Gulf.
8,651 to different railroads in the year ending June Union Pacific.
219,878 30, 1876:
63,665 Miles. Central Pacifie.
11,454 Alabama & Chattanooga..
2,185 Burlington & Missouri River. South & North Alabama..
8,107 Sioux City & Pacific. Memphis & Little Rock, 7,897 Oregon Branch (Central Pacific)
1,020 Little Rock & Fort Smith 61,727 Oregon & California..
14,649 Cairo & Fulton....
64,017 Atlantic & Pacific.. Burlington & Missouri River
288,743 Cedar Rapids & Missouri River.. 406
41,175 Dubuque & Sioux City...
1,069 Grand Rapids & Indiana..
2,002 Chicago & Northwestern.
1,065,454 Wisconsin Railroad Farming Mortgage Land Co... Wisconsin Central...
The following summary shows the total landSt. Paul & Pacific.
19,616 grants made by the United States Government Minnesota Central..
40 St. Paul & Sioux City:
for railroads and wagon-roads up to June 30, Lake Superior & Mississippi..
82,355 1876: RECAPITULATION.
RANDALL, SAMUEL J., was born in Phila- 1804; died in Boston, Mass., in March, 1876. delphia, October 10, 1828. Much of his life He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1825, has been spent in mercantile pursuits, and he studied law, and practised at Derby, and afterhas served one term in the Pennsylvania Sen- ward at Windsor, Vt. From 1835 to 1860 he ate. At the beginning of the civil war he en- was a Judge of the Supreme Court, being listed as a private soldier, and served under Chief-Justice from 1852; and from 1858 to Colonel George H. Thomas. In 1862 he was 1862 he was Professor of Medical Jurispruelected to Congress, where he has continued dence in Dartmouth College. In 1861 he reby successive reëlections, serving on many im- moved to Boston, where he continued to reside portant committees, and becoming chairman till his death. From January, 1867, be was of the Committee on Appropriations. In De- for two years Special Counsel of the United cember, 1876, he was elected by the Demo- States in Europe, having charge of many imcrats Speaker of the House of Representatives portant suits and legal matters in England and --a position for which he had been an unsuc- France. He received the degree of LL. D. cessful candidate at the beginning of the Forty- from Trinity College in 1848, and from Dartfourth Congress.
mouth in 1855. He was the author of "The. REDFIELD, ISAAC FLETCHER, an American Law of Railways" (1857; fifth edition, 2 vols., jurist, born in Weathersfield, Vt., April 10, 1873); “The Law of Wills” (3 vols., 1864):