Select Statutes and Other Documents: Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1861-1898

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REFERENCES. -- Text in U.S. Statutes at Large, XV, 257. For the proceedings see the House and Senate Journals, 40th Cong., 2d Sess., and the Cong. Globe.

A Resolution excluding from the Electoral College Votes of States lately in Rebellion, which shall not have been reorganized.

Resolved . . . , That none of the States whose inhabitants were lately in rebellion shall be entitled to representation in the electoral college for the choice of President or Vice-President of the United States, nor shall any electoral votes be received or counted from any of such States, unless at the time prescribed by law for the choice of electors the people of such States, pursuant to the acts of Congress in that behalf, shall have, since the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, adopted a constitution of State government under which a State government shall have been organized and shall be in operation, nor unless such election of electors shall have been held under the authority of such constitution and government, and such State shall have also become entitled to representation in Congress, pursuant to the acts of Congress in that behalf: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply to any State which was represented in Congress on the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.


No. 73. Rights of American Citizens in Foreign States
July 27, 1868

IN his annual message of December 3, 1867, President Johnson called attention to the conflict between the American theory of the right of expatriation and the British theory of indefeasible citizenship, and the complications arising from the arrest of naturalized citizens of the United States in foreign countries. Papers relating to arrests of American citizens in Great Britain, particularly in connection with the efforts of the British government to suppress the Fenian movement were laid before Congress. In the House the portion of the message referred to, together with numerous resolutions and

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