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CONTENTS.

ASTRONOMICAL DEPARTMENT :

PAGES.

Eclipses in 1869.

1

Rising and Setting of Mercury

1

Table of the Total Eclipse of the Sun...

Jewish and Mohammedan Calendars

2

Planetary and Stellar Phenomena.......

3

Cycles and Church Days..

3

Star Table, the Seasons, Evening and Morning Stars..

Calendars-Sun Rising and Setting, Moon Rising and Setting

and Changes, Rising and Setting of Planets, Noon Mark,

High Water, sidereal Noon, Moon South, &c....

5 to 16

POLITICAL DEPARTMENT:

Impeachment, Trial and Acquital of President Johnson, with

votes thereon...

17 to 26

Platforms in 1868- Republican and Democratic-Letters of

Grant, Colfax, Seymour and Blair, and Blair's Broadhead

Letter-Ballots in Conventions...

26 to 34

Abstracts of Laws and Public Resolutions passed during the

Second Session of the XLth Congress.

35 to 45

Proclamation of General Amnesty.

45

Proc amation of Adoption of XIVth Amendment..

46

President Johnson's Last Amnesty Proclamation..

46

Electoral Vote for President since 1852....

48

United States Government-Ministers Abroad..

51

Senators and Representatives in XLth Congress.

52 to 54

Senators and Representatives in XLIst Congress..

55 to 56

Election Returns in 1868-Vote for President compared with

1864-Vote for Congressmen, State Officers, on Constitu-

tional Amendments, &c.-Politics of State Legislatures... 57 to 88

Public Debt-Financial Statements for Several Years....... 48 to 49

States of the Union-Area, Population, Capitals, Governors,

Terms, Meeting of Legislature, and day of State Election. 50

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Astronomical,

PAGE, PAGE. Names of Committee on Re

AMNESTY. Mercury-Rising and setting.. I solutions.

28-29 Froclamation of July 4, 1868.45 Eclipses in 1869.

1 Soldiers' and Sailors' Plat- Proclamation of Dec, 25, 1868.16 Table of principal... 2

form (Democratic).......30-31 Calendars-Jewish and Mo- Vice-President-Ballots for...31 Proclamation Concerning....46

FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT. hammedan.. 2 Seymour's Letter of Accept

Certificate of Ratification... 47 Planetary Phenomena

3
ence...

31-33 Concurrent Resolution on....47 Cycles of Time

3 Blzir's Letter of AcceptChurch Fast and Feast Days. 3

ELECTORAL VOTES.

33-34 Star Table-Meridian, rising Blair's Trotter to Col. Broad

Votes for President from 1852 and setting:

4
head..

-34

to 1868... Morning and Evening Stars.. 4 ACTs or XLTI CONGRESS. Seasons of the year...

Railroad-Right of Way at Months - Calendars showing Wc8" Point.

National Finances,

:35 Changes of the Moon, rising Cottor exempt from internal and setting of Planets, Noon tax..

.35

Public Debt, Dec. I, 1868, Mark, Siderial Noon, rising Appronriations for Deficien- compared with samé date and setting of Sun and cies.

.35 Moon, Moon South, High Bounties--Act regulating.... 35 Expenses of the Government Water, for all the States..5-16 Witnesses, protection of..

:35

in 1858, 1866, 1867, 1868... .49 Lands resto ed to market.

.35
Reconstruct on -
Political.

- Amending

Act of Mai h, 1867
THE GOVERNMENT. Appropriatic is for Military

:35 Election Returns for Cabinet-the President's. .51 Academy

.35

1868. Congress Members of the Appropriations for Post Of XLth

By States and Counties, for 52 tice.

.35 Congress - Members of the Appropriations-Diplomatic..36

President, compared with the XLIst. 55 Tobacco--Tax taken off 36

vote in 1864; Congress in 1868, Executive Officers-General.:51 Deficiency Bill...

36

Legislatures and Constitu Foreign Ministers.

Lands granted to Nevada. 51

tional Amendments.

36 Judiciary-Supreme Court...51 Appropriations--Naval...

36 Alabama.. Territories-Delegates from..54 Admission to Congress of Ar- Arizona..

SITES OF THE UNION. kansas and other States....36 Arkansas Area; White Population in Eight-hour Law

.37 California. 1850; White, Colored, In- Supreme Court-Vacancy of Colorado dian, and Total Population Chief Justice, how filled...37 Connecticut, (by towns.). in 1860; Increase and Per- Vessels-Registering act re- Dakota.

88 centage of Increase of pealed..

37 Delaware. Population from 1850

.67 to Freedmen's Bureau--Act to

Florida.. 1860; Capitals; Governors, continue.

.79

.37 Georgia.. their Salaries and Term of Oath of Office prescribed. .37 Idaho Office Time of Meeting of Appropriations --Legislative, Illinois. Legislatures; Time of State Executive, &c..

38 Indiana. Elections, newly revised Appropriations -- Miscellane- Iowa... and corrected.. 50

Kansas Territories-Capitalsand Goy- Officers cashiered cannot be Kentucky. ernors of..

50
restored..

38 Louisiana.. IMPEACEMENT OF THE PRES- Internal Revenue Laws

Maine.
IDENT.
amepded.

Maryland.
Articles of Impeachment;

Vacancies in Cabinet, &c., Massachusetts. effort to remove Secretary how filled..

38 Michigan Pensions-Invalid and other.39 Minnesota

73 Stanton; resolutions and

74 votes thereon. . 17-19 Deficiency Bill for 1868. :39 Mississippi.

80 Actual Impeachment resolu- Wyoming -- Territorial Gov.

Missouri.

85 tion and vote thereon.......20 ernment for.

.39 Nebraska..

88 Articles of Impeachment..20–24 Limitation Act in certain Nevada.

86 Votes on the Articles, .....24-25 cases

:39 New Hampshire... Answer of the President......25 National Life Insurance Com

New Jersey, (by towns.) Organization of the Senate as pany

39 New York, (by towns.). a Court of Impeachment...25 Freedmen's Bureau-Provid:

New York City.

62 Notes ní the Proceedings, ..25 ing to discontinue.... ....39 North Carolina Acquittal of the President-- Postal Laws--Act amending..40 Ohio

:33 The Vote

.26 Alaska--$7.200.000 in gold for.41 Oregon NATIONAL PLATFORMS AND Appropriations, Indian P’pt.41 Pennsylvania... LETTERS.

Rights of American citizens Rhode Island.. Republican Platform at Chi. abroad.

:41 South Carolina. cag

.26-27 Revenue-To prevent frauds Tennessee Names of Committee on Re- on...

.41 Texas..

82 solutions. :26 Settlers-Rights of on Public

Vermont..

63 Soldiers' and Sailors' Plat- Lands..

.41 West Virginia.

68 27 Bankruptcy Law-Amending.41 Wisconsin. form (Republican.).. Grant's Letter

72 of Accept- Steamers-To provide an ance... .27 American line..

SUMMARY-showing. vote by

.41 Colfax's Letter of Accept- Pensions-Amended Act.

States and majorities in 1860,

.42 ance... 27-28 Alaska-Laws extended over.44

1864 and 1868

88 Vice-President-Ballots for...28 Judicial Proceedings regu- ELECTORAL VOTES for PresiDemocratic Platform at New lated.

.44 dent in 1852, 1856, 1860, 1864, York... ..28-31 Public Resolutions..

-44 and 1868....

ous..

38

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Astronomical Department, Computed and arranged expressly for this WORK, by SAMUEL H. WRIGHT, A, M., M. D.,

Penn Yan, Yates County, N. Y.

The rising and setting of Mercury, when near its greatest elongation from the Sun, for Washing. ton. At the times given below, it will probably be visible.

MERCURY SETS, EVENING.

MERCURY RISES, MORNING.

January. o sets. May. o sets. Sept. o sets. March. o rises. July. • rises. Nov. o rises.

30... 31...

H. M.
8 3
8 2
8 1

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H. M.
6 48
6 46
6 44

24 25 26 27 28

Feb. 1...

H. M.
9
96
96
97
97

20 21' 22 23 24

19 20 21 22 23

1. M.
3 26
3 26
3 26
3 27
3 27

18 19 20 21

5 2

6 43

2... 3...

7 58 7 56

6 41

Mercury is brightest when at an elongation of about 22° 19', which occurs about three days before its greatest elongation east and three days after its greatest elongation west, and is always between the greatest elongation and superior conjunction. Venus is brightest between inferior conjunction and greatest elongation, and when its elongation is about 39° 44'.

Eclipses for 1869,
There will be four Eclipses this year, two of the Sun and two of the Moon, as follows:

I. A partial Eclipse of the Moon, January 27th, in the evening, visible. Size, 0.458 of the diamter, or 5.496 digits, on the northern limb. See the following table for the time.

II. An Annular Eclipse of the Sun, February 11th, invisible in North America. Visible in the southern part of South America, or south of 20° latitude, and in the southern part of Africa.

III. A partial Eclipse of the Moon, July 23d, invisible in America. Visible in Eastern Asia, and Australia. Size, 0.566 of the diameter, or 6.792 digits on the southern limb.

IV. A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, August 7th, in the afternoon, visible either as a total, or a large partial Eclipse, throughout Eastern Asia, and all of North America and the West Indies. This will be the most interesting Eclipse that has occurred or will occur in the United States for many years.

The Eclipse first begins on the earth at sunrise in the Pacific Ocean, east of Japan, in-lat. 36° 53.3' N.; long. 138° 37.4' W. of Washington. It becomes total first upon the earth in Siberia, at sunrise, in lat. 52° 41.9 N.; long. 165° 26.4' W. of Washington. The Eclipse is total at noon in Alaska, lat. 61° 46.9 N.; long. 68° 4.6' W. The line of the total Eclipse now runs southeasterly, grazing the coast near Sitka, thence running off into British America, and entering the United States near the origin of Milk River, long. 30° W.; thence through the southwest corner of Minnesota, and diagonally through Iowa, crossing the Mississippi River near Burlington, Iowa; thence through Illinois, just north of Springfield, and crossing the Ohio River near Louisville, Ky. ; thence through the southwest corner of West Virginia, and through North Carolina, just south of Raleigh, and thence to Newbern, and entering the Atlantic just north of Beaufort, N. C., and end. ing at sunset in the ocean, in lat. 31° 15.2' N., and long. 9° 36.6' E.

Along the line described above, the Eclipse will be total, and at all other places in the United States it will be partial. The partial Eclipse ends on the earth at sunset, in lat. 14° 48.9' N.; long. 13° 10' W., being near the city of Guatemala. Along the Atlantic coast, in the United States, the Eclipse ends at about sunset. For the times of the phases of this Eclipse, see the following table.

This Eclipse occurred last in 1851, July 28th, and the total phase was visible in the Arctic regions of America, and in Sweden, Norway, and Russia.

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