Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events

Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...resolution, recommending an amendment to the Constitution of the State, so as to give the elective franchise to colored men, was adopted by a large majority. The election took place on the second Monday of October, and resulted in the return of "William M. Stone by a majority of about 10,500 over General Benton. The remaining candidates on the Republican ticket received majorities of 20,000 and upwards. Governor Stone received a smaller majority than his associates on the Republican ticket, from the fact that he was more strongly committed than they in favor of negro suffrage. The Legislature elected stood as follows: Senate. Republicans 4't Democrats S Republican majority, 83 63 106 The total amount received into the treasury during the fiscal year ending November 4th, 1865, was $977,825.10, and the amount expended for all purposes daring the same period was $952,739.42, leaving a balance in the treasury of $25,085.68. During the war a tax of but two mills on the dollar was levied for State purposos, and a total indebtedness of only $300,000 was incurred, which was for military expenditures soon after the outbreak of hostilities. The total amount of State revenue derivable from a general levy of two mills, and from other sources for the ensuing biennial period, is estimated at $1,311,005.87, and the disbursements at $794,923.65, leaving a probable balance of $516,079.22 to the credit of the State. The debt of the State is exhibited in the following table: Borrowed from permanent School Fund 8122.295.T5 Loan payable January, 1S6S 200,000.00 War and Defence-Bonds, payable In 1-S1 800,000.00 Total Stato debt. $622,2-5.75 In respect to tho number of troops raised by her during tho war, the record of Iowa is a highly honorable one. more

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