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* Lists of PRESIDENTs, CABINETs, JUDGEs of The SUPREME Court, FoREIGN
MINISTERs, Gover Norts of STATEs, &c., with SUMMARIEs of ACTs
of CoNGREss, AND other PoliticAL STATISTICS,

toGEther with

POLITICAL ESSAYS, ADDRESSES, PARTY PLATFORMS, &c.
• MAKING A CONNECTED POLITICAL HISTORY FOR THIRTY YEARS,

VOL. II.

NEW YORK :
PUBLISHED BY THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE,
No. 1 54 N. Ass A U S T R EET.

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IND E X.

The Paging refers to the Almanacs of the Different Years.

1855.
Page,

State Governinents—List of
States, Capitals. Governors,Sal-
aries, Time of Election and of
meeting of Legislatures, &c. . . .2
Popular Vote for President and
Population of each State in 1850.2
Government of United States—Ex-
ecutive and Judiciary, Thirty-
third Congress; members of.... 3
Thirty-fourth Congress, as far as
chosen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The War in Europe—Historical
sketch of War of Allied Pow-
ers up to Jan. 1, 1855...... ...6, 8
The Know-Nothings—Rise, Pro-
gress and Probable Destiny of
the Political Party called...?...9
Statistical View of America—
Name, Size, Population, Cap-
itals, Chief Executives of Coun-
tries of North and South Amer-
I ca. . . . . . .
Slavery Legislation—The Acts of
Congress which Mark the pro-
gress of the Slave Power in
Legislation of the Govern-
Inent. . . . . - - - - - 12, 21
Fugitive Slave Law of 1793. ... 12
Missouri Compromlse of 1820... 12
Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.... 13

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the Nebraska bill. . . . . . . . speech of the lion, Jos. Quincy on Fugitive Slave Law. ... The Public Lands—Act to Graduate Price of Public Lands to Actual Settlers........ Act to Establish Offices of Surveyor-General of Kansas, Nebraska, and N. Mexico to Grant Donations to Actual Settlers... 28 Reciprocity Treaty with Canada. 29

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Treaty with Mexico [Gadsden
Treaty]... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Treaty with Japan—Summary of
Treaty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 32, 36 Agricultural — Facts for Faritlers. . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . .36, 38

United States Navy–Name of Wessels of War, with Rato, Guns, when and where built, Commanders, where stationed. . . . . .38

Formation of States and Territories, and when admitted. . . . . . . .39

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- Page. Page. Election Returns.............4.0, 31 Modes of weights and Measures Maine. . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40 in Use in Europe and AnnerVermont........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 ica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 39 Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 40. What Shall we Eat—Prices of ArMassachusetts.................40 ticles of Food and their ProporConnecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 tion of Nutritious Matter... . . . .39 New-Hampshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Election Returns.............. 40, 51 New-York State............41, 42. Maing....... - - - - - - - - - - ... . . . . .40 New-York City. . . . . . . . . . . . .41, 42| New-Hampshire ... . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Pennsylvania........ . . . . . . . . .43, Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4t, New-Jersey...... . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Vermont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 California...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . .44 Connectient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 North Carolina............... .49 it node Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Florida....................... .45 New-York State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Delaware.....................45| New-York City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Ohio....... ....................46 Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Missouri...................... .471 Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Indiana........................48| New-Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Illinois......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49| Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - . .44 Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Michigan...... ...............50 Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Wisconsin........ . . . . . . . . . . . . .5ll Tennessee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Arkansas......................51 Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Kansas...... .... .............5ll Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Nebraska.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...5ll Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Wisconsin...... ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.) 1856. Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .” ississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ." State Governments—List of Capi- §o. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 tals, Governors, and Expiration Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ol of their Terms, Salaries, Time Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 of Holding Election, and of Indiana . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . .51 Meeting of Irezislature". . . . . . . .2] Minnesota.....................51 Popular Vote for President–Pop- Neo aska........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 ulation of States................? Kansas........ - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . .51 Government of United States— Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..si Executive and Judiciary. . . . . . . . . Members of Thirty-fourth Con- 1857.

gress. . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Governments of Europe—Form of
Governments, Nause and Title
of Rulers, Square Miles, Popu-
lation, Religion, etc. . . . .
Kansas–Extent. Character, and
Climate, its Settlement, Legisla-
tion, etc............ . . . . . . . . .6, 17
The War in the East—Critical and
Historical Review of War he-
tween Russia and Allies. ... 18, 22

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Government of United States–Foxecutive and Judiciary. . . . . . . . . . 16 Members of Thirty-Fourth Congress. . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Members of Thirty-Fifth Cougress—as far as chosen. . . . . . . .18 Kansas and the Extension of Slavery. . . . . . . . . . . 19–23 Governments of Europe, Form of Governments, Religion, Popula

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ino of Congress—Synopsis of those of general interest. . . .3'-." pay of Congress...... . . . . . . . . .” New Guano islands.... . . . . . . . .36 Boundary with British Posses. sions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..of Court of Claims..... . . . . . . . . .96

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-Pay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........37|Minnesota – its organization as States Senators in India.a. .33–3. Gnuts for Railroads in different Territory and State, and rapid Itah and the Mormon". . . . . ..37–12 States. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -------- 33 growth............ --- - - - - - - - ..44 Governments of Europe-Name: 5-Heral. Civil, and Diplomatic Oregon—Description of State, Sy- of Sovereign, Title, Foru of Appropriations, etc., etc.... .38 nopsis of Constitution...... ...46 Government Square Miles, PopProlamations on— |The East Indian Revolt......47–49 ulation, Religion, &c. . . . . . . . . . . -Boary with Mexico.........39, Republican Congressinen–Decla-. Election Returns... . . . . . ... . .44–63 Iosturhinees in Kansas......... 40 ration of Principles ...........49. Maine. . . . . . . . . . .............** casses Extra Sessions of Con-Governments of Europe...... ::..50 §. Hampshire ... . . . -------- : *... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..40 Election Returus............ 51–63 Vermont ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Ordinance of 1784.40–42, Maine.............. . . . . . . . . . . .3|| Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . ... . . . .44 Part: Platforms in 1856–Republi- New-Hampshire........ ------ 51. Rhode Island.............. . . . .” ran. Democratic, and Ameri- Vermont.......... ------------ 51 New-York. ::... . . . . . . . . . . ...45–51 *a*----------- --- - - - - - - - - - 42.43, Massachusetts............ ... ...51 New-York City..... ----------- 46 Erosion Returns.............44–54. Rhode Island..... ------------- 5! Pennsylvania.......... --------- 52 Maine............... - - - - - - - - - - 44 Connecticut..... - - - - - - - - - - ... . .51 Florida. . . . . . . .................” Vertront............ ...... . . . .44 New-York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53. North Carolina............. . . .34 New Hampshire.............. . .44 Pennsylvania............ -- - - - - 53 New Jersey....................?" Massachusetts................. 45, Maryland......... ------------- 53. Delaware......................?" *texticut................ . . . . 48 Virginio..................... .54 Michigan............... ... . . . .35 - * loland................. .45' North Carolina-...- ...- ..... 54 Minnesota............... ... ...55 New York.....................46 Misso..."...T. . . . . . . . . . . . ...55 Missouri..... ..................* ***** city ............... 47 Mississippi...... . . . . . . . . . . . .`... 55 Connecticut............... . . . .56 ****lvania..................48, Indiana....... ----------------- * Ohio....................... . . . .67 Pieri is........ . . . . --------- 49 Nebraska....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 at ansas......................58 North Carolina................so Georgia...... ---------- .......56 Tenn.-- . . . . . . . - 58 New Jersey..... --------------- 50 Tennessee......... ............;; Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Delaware............ ... . . . . . . .50, Alabama......................57 Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Tottessee..................... 51 | Kentucky, ..... ---------- ... ...58 Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Wirrinia............ ... ... ....51 ohio................ ---------- 59 Illinois....... ----------- • . . . . .60 Kentucky.................. ... .52 California...................... 59 Wisconsin.....................61 otsia.... ... ----------- - - - - 52, Louisiana.......... - - - - - - - - - - - -60 Iowa..........................to *................ . . . . .53 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...60 California... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 **ippi.................. ..53, Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......61 Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 ***ss.......... -------- ... .53 New-York City.......... ... ...61 State Governments.............. 64 ****iri. . . . . . ------------ . . . .34, Iowa................. .........62 Popular Vote for President.......64 Alabara...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 55 Wisconsin...... --------- ... . . .63 --; oo:: . . . . ........55 Minnesota............. - - - - - - - - 63 1860. Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... .55. Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63. 11... 3. ** "ti"................. ..... . . . .56 State Governments — Capitals, tool- *le !:diana...... -------------- 57–59 Governors, etc.......... ...6+ Ministers to *čičić, Michigan..... - - - - ---------- ...59 Popular vote for President, 1848, it Country, C i. § ountries, Illinois......... ----------- ... .60 1852, 1856....... & M.", "oo" Iowa...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 62 o - -------------- Moors o mrty-Six JonWisc, - ' ' '.....! gress........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17–19 *. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . o: 1859. |Postage Rates, Domestic and Forto.......... -------------- ...; United States Government—Ex- | eign...... -- - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 ------------ ------------- - --- Judiciary.......... 16 Land for the Landless—Action of Popular vote for Presso - ecutive and - - and for the Landless--Action o Soon, is: of. "a Members of Thirty-Fifth Con-.... Congress on Public Lands...21–2 state Governments—Governors ***. . . . . . . . . . . .'; ... . . . . . 16. The Foreign Slave Trade.... 30–34 Capitals, General Election. |Members of Thirty-Sixth Con- Kansas.............. . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Meeting of Legislatures, etc.. "'85 gress, as far as elected...:...;18. The Italian War..... ... . . . . .36–38 Population and wealth of tonited o * ...'", o of The Constitution of the United States....... ---------- le Important Acts of first ses. States........... ......... .39–44 -------- sion of Thirty-Fifth Con- To Estimates of Appropria- gress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19–24 tions for 1860.................. - - 1858 To issue Treasury Notes..... . 19|Appropriations inade during the United States Government—Ex- Admission of Minnesota........ 20 second session of 35th Congress 45 wo: ago, Judiciary...... ... .16; Land Claims in California..... on Governments of Enoso. - *. o: o of o o 16| *..." of California..........20 eign, Title, Form of Govern_oa-Events of Year....; 8–22 rauds in Land Titles..........21 ment, Miles, Population, Relig*onation of Wal- Texas Boundary Line.......... 21 ion, etc.... ... o - - - - - - - - - - - - s 46 Lor s o ition. . . . . . . . . .22–24 Appropriations ............... .22 Election Returns............ .47—63 to." 'o'o", $o" so Maiue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 - ----- *rest...o.o- liticulties w araguay, &c.24 *w-H shire... . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 £o of Postage. .........?? Kansas-Lecompton, o Novo -------------- .# §o witnesses........ : toll, jr. . . . . . . . . . ...; . . . . . .24–31 Massachusetts.................47 §o.o. of Minnesota. .25. The Lecompton bill, and the Rhode Island................. .47 jo. “graph........... : Crittenden-Montgomery sub- New-York.......... . . . . . . . . . . .48 ----- * -------------- --- -------- -- 21– > - -Reducing the Tariff...I. # A ". the Admission of* 25 too.....: ...?" Appropriations... ... . . . .29 s e Admission of the Iaryland............. .........50 - **** -------. . . . State of Kansas into the North Caroliua............. ...51 Swamp Lands, etc., etc 3, - - - o Proposed Relief for R ---------- "o:. . . . . .'; ...: - - - - - 29 New-Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3] Mr. Grow's Bill o *a*.....:3] The Public. Lands—Agricultural | Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 - and the action of . Colleges. Bill introduced by Mr. Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

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