The North American Review Volume 205
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...18,000 to the navy, proclaimed a blockade of the ports of the seceding States, and proclaimed martial law and suspended the writ of habeas corpus in certain districts. He seemed to have no doubt of his powers to preserve the integrity of the Union. Nor did he ask a long session of Congress. On the contrary, its 34 days constituted the second shortest on record. It met on July 4, authorized a loan of $250,000,000 and the enlistment of 500,000 men, and adjourned on August 6, leaving the President to carry on the war on his own responsibility. Nor did Lincoln feel the need of any more special sessions while he was President. After him, the deluge. Extraordinary as it seems, the assassination of Lincoln and the accession of Johnson to the Presidency called for no special session. But when the conflict between the President and the radical faction in Congress reached its height, things happened. The Fortieth Congress met for the first time on March 4, 1867, for twentysix days; on July 3 for eighteen days; and on November 21 for twelve days; distrusting the President and deeming it advisable " that the President should not be allowed to have control of events for eight months without the supervision of the legislative branch of the Government." The regular session met at the constitutional date in December, 1867, and sat until July 27, when it adjourned to September 21; then met for one day and adjourned to October 16; then again met for one day and adjourned to November 10; when it met and at once adjourned until the constitutional date in December. _ The Forty-first Congress, at the beginning of Grant's administration, met on March 4, 1869, and sat for only thirtyeight days. The Forty-second Congress did likewise, meet...
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