The Great Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson: President of the United States ; with the Whole of the Preliminary Proceedings in the House of Representatives, and in the Senate of the United States ; Together with the Eleven Articles of Impeachment, and the Whole of the Proceedings in the Court of Impeachment, with the Verbatim Evidence of All the Witnesses, and Cross-examinations of Them, with the Speeches of the Managers and the Counsel Onboth Sides, with the Decisions of Chief Justice Chase, and the Verdict of the Court ; with Portraits of Andrew Johnson ; Chief Justice Chase; General U. S. Grant; Hon. Edwin M. Stanton ; Hon. Benjamin F. Wade ; Hon. Benjamin F. Butler; Hon. Thaddeus Stevens ; Major-Gen. Lorenzo Thomas
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Page 23 - States, of high crimes and misdemeanors in office ; and we do further inform the Senate that the House of Representatives will in due time exhibit particular articles of impeachment against him, and make good the same; and in their name we DO DEMAND that the Senate take order for the appearance of the said Andrew Johnson to answer to said impeachment.
Page 42 - ... become incapable or legally disqualified to perform its duties, in such case, and in no other, the President may suspend such officer, and designate some suitable person to perform temporarily the duties of such office until the next meeting of the Senate, and until the case shall be acted upon by the Senate...
Page 115 - States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than six years, or both.
Page 23 - Hastings is not guilty of treason. Attempts to subvert the Constitution may not be treason, as above defined. As bills of attainder, which have saved the British constitution, are forbidden, it is the more necessary to extend the power of impeachments. He moved to add, after "bribery,
Page 26 - All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States...
Page 171 - Provided, That the Secretaries of State, of the Treasury, of War, of the Navy, and of the Interior, the Postmaster-General, and the Attorney-General, shall hold their offices respectively for and during the term of the President by whom they may have been appointed and for one month thereafter, subject to removal by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Page 82 - SEC 2. And be it further enacted. That the headquarters of the General of the army of the United States shall be at the city of Washington, and all orders and instructions relating to military operations issued by the President or Secretary of War shall be issued through the General of the army, and in case of his inability, through the next in rank.
Page 242 - We define, therefore, an impeachable high crime or misdemeanor to be one, in its nature or consequences,, subversive of some fundamental or essential principle of government, or highly prejudicial to the public interest, and this may consist of a violation of the Constitution, of law, of an official oath, or of duty, by an act committed or omitted, or, without violating a positive law, by the abuse of discretionary powers from improper motives, or for any improper purpose.
Page 215 - War ; and that there shall be a principal officer therein, to be called the Secretary for the Department of War, who shall perform and execute such duties as shall, from time to time, be enjoined on or intrusted to him by the President of the United States...