Read online or download a free book: Congressional Edition Volume 2238
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com: annotated edition edition (28 Jun. 2012)
By: United States. Congress (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...was directed to meet in Atlanta, Deceuiber 9. It met accordingly, adopted a new State constitution, and adjourned March 11, 1868. (Id., 319.) This constitution was ratified by a vote of the people April 2D, 1808. The act of Congress of June 25, 1868, in a preamble, declared that Georgia had adopted a constitution, and provided, also, that, on prescribed conditions, the State should be entitled and admitted to representation in Congress as a State of the Union. (Id., 337.) July 28? 1868. military government ended by order of that date. (Id., 422.) During all the period from the end of flagrant war April 5, 1866, to completed reconstruction July 28, 1868, there was in operation a complete State government. The State government, which existed from June 17,1866, to the military order of April 1,1867, was recognized as legal by the National Executive government at Washington City, though it was declared not legal by Congress by act of March 2,18(57. Paschal's Annotated Const. (3d ed.,) p. 271, note 274. The government inaugurated and continued under the act of March 2, 1867, up to the act of Congress of December 22, 1869 (16 Stat., 59), was regarded by Congress as legal, though again reorganized under this latter act, and finally restored by act of July 15,1870 (16 Stat., 363): McPherson, 609,611. During the period of Presidential reconstruction the executive action was based on the idea that although flagrant war had ceased, yet there was a condition or state of war--non flagrante hello, sed nondum cessante hello, which justified the intervention of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the Army. (Lawrence's Law of Claims, 209: Mrs. Alexander's Cotton case, 2 Wall., 404: Texas v. White, 7 Wall., 700.) The period of congressional reconstruction...
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