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29. Act to punish Correspondence with Rebels. February 25, 1863.

30. Act to provide Ways and Means for the Support of the Govern-

ment. March 3, 1863

62

31. Enrolment Act. March 3, 1863

68

32. Act relating to Habeas Corpus. March 3, 1863

75

33. Act for the Collection of Abandoned Property. March 3, 1863 79

34. Resolution against Foreign Mediation. March 3, 1863

81

35. Proclamation of Amnesty. December 8, 1863

85

36. Supplementary Enrolment Act. February 24, 1864

88

37. National Bank Act. June 3, 1864

93

38. Repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law. June 28, 1864

113

39. Intercourse with Insurrectionary States. July 2, 1864

114

40. Enrolment Act. July 4, 1864

117

41. Act to encourage Immigration. July 4, 1864

42. Proclamation regarding Reconstruction. July 8, 1864

43. Electoral Count. February 8, 1865

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44. Freedmen's Bureau. March 3, 1865

129

45. Freedom for Soldiers' Families. March 3, 1865

132

46. Proclamation of Amnesty. May 29, 1865

133

47. Proclamation appointing a Governor for North Carolina. May 29,

1865

135

48. Thirteenth Amendment. December 18, 1865

138

49. Proclamation declaring the Insurrection at an End. April 2, 1866 139

50. First Civil Rights Act. April 9, 1866

141

51. Supplementary Freedmen's Bureau Act. July 16, 1866

147

52. Restoration of Tennessee. July 24, 1866

151

53. Election of Senators. July 25, 1866

152

54. Franchise in the District of Columbia. January 8, 1867

154

55. Elective Franchise in the Territories. January 31, 1867

155

56. First Reconstruction Act. March 2, 1867

156

57. Tenure of Office Act. March 2, 1867

160

58. Act of Indemnity. March 2, 1867

164

59. Command of the Army. March 2, 1867

166

60. Abolition of Peonage. March 2, 1867

168

61. Payments to Disloyal Persons. March 2, 1867

169

62. Second Reconstruction Act. March 23, 1867

170

63. Treaty with Russia for the Cession of Alaska. March 30, 1867 174

64. Third Reconstruction Act. July 19, 1867

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65. Act suspending Reduction of the Currency. February 4, 1868 183

66. Articles of Impeachment. March 2–3, 1868 .

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67. Fourth Reconstruction Act. March 11, 1868

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68. Act admitting Arkansas to Representation in Congress. June 22,

1868

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69. Act admitting North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia,

Alabama, and Florida to Representation in Congress. June

25, 1868.

70. Eight-hour Law. June 25, 1868

203

71. Oath of Office. July 11, 1868

204

72. Joint Resolution excluding Electoral Votes of the Late Rebellious

States. July 20, 1868

205

73. Rights of American Citizens in Foreign States. July 27, 1868 206

74. Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. July 28, 1868 208

75. Proclamation granting Full Amnesty. December 25, 1868

76. Provisional Governments of Virginia, Texas, and Mississippi. Feb-

ruary 18, 1869

213

77. Extradition Act. March 3, 1869

214

78. Act to strengthen the Public Credit. March 18, 1869

215

79. Equal Rights in the District of Columbia. March 18, 1869

216

80. Amended Tenure of Office Act. April 5, 1869

217

81. Submission of the Constitutions of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas.

April 10, 1869

219

82. Reconstruction of Georgia. December 22, 1869

83. Admission of Virginia to Representation in Congress. January

26, 1870.

224

84. Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution. March 30, 1870. 226

85. Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment. May 31, 1870

227

86. Redemption and Bank Note Act. July 12, 1870

235

87. Naturalization Act. July 14, 1870

238

88. Act for refunding the National Debt. July 14, 1870

242

89. Act for the Restoration of Georgia. July 15, 1870

246

90. San Domingo Commissioners. January 12, 1871

247

91. Supplementary Act to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment. February

28, 1871.

249

92. Act to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment. April 20, 1871. 262

93. Treaty of Washington. May 8, 1871

268

94. Act removing Political Disabilities. May 22, 1872

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95. Supplementary Federal Election Law. June 10, 1872

291

96. Coinage Act. February 12, 1873 .

294

97. Act regarding United States Notes and National Bank Currency.

June 20, 1874

296

98. Resumption of Specie Payments. January 14, 1875

301

99. Civil Rights Act. March 1, 1875.

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