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CONTENTS.

ASTRONOMICAL DEPARTMEST:

Eclipses for 1868 (none visible in the U. S.)..........

Aspects and Movements of the Planets.......

Transit of Mercury-Occultations.... ........

Conjunction of Planets--Characters explained ; Cycl

Church Days .... ............................... .

Tide Table for 110 Places; Jewish and Mahometan Can

dars .................................. .........

Sixty-one Largest Stars-Morning and Evening Stars......

How Surveyors may know the Variation of the Needle........

Monthly Calendars--Showing Rising, Setting, Changes of Sun

and Moon--Moon South, Planets on Meridian, &c....... 5 to 12

POLITICAL DEPARTMENT:

Synopsis of Acts, Public Resolutions and Proclamations of

the Second Session of XXXIXth Congress............... 19 to 29

Progress of Reconstruction in 1867.....

29 to 33

The Reconstruction Acts...........

Progress of Impartial Suffrage.....

The Vote on Impeachment...............

United States Government, Ministers, &c................

Senators and Representatives in the XLth Congress......... 40 to 43

Election Returns for 1867 in all the States and Territories,

with especially full statements of Registration and Voting

in the Southern States, all compared with former elec-

tions................................................... 48

States of the Union-Area, Population, Capitals, Governors,

Terms, Meeting of Legislature, and day of State Election, 71

Foreign Countries—Area,' Population, Rulers, Titles, Date of

Accession, Nature of Government, &c ...

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PAGE, PAGE. Howard University Incorpo- Reconstruction Act of March Calendars (January to De | rated ......

25 2, 1867 .....

.......50 cember); Changes of the Imprisonment for Debt 26 Reconstruction Act, Supple. Moon; Planets on the Me Judges, allotment of . .24 mental of, March 23, 1867. .30 ridian; Sun on the Noon Judge Advocate.....

Reconstruction Act, Supplemark, Sidereal Noon, Ris Lighthouses......

mental of, June 19, 1867.....31 ing and Setting of the Sun Mails to Sandwich Islands Representatives from Nonand Moon throughout the Meetings of Congress

Reconstructed States, How United States, Highwater, Military Academy.......

Admitted. Moon's apogee and peri Montana Territory .......

PROGRESS OF IMPARTIAL, gee ........ ........5-16 Navy, Rank of Officers...

SUFFRAGE. Characters explained ..... 2 Nebraska, admission of.

Congress on Suffrage... Conjunctions, Lunar and Orphan Home..............

State Legislatures on Sut Planetary ................... 2 Passengers, Protection of....22

Irage.........................33 Cycles and Church Days ..... 2|Pay of Army Officers....... Eclipuus for the Year 1867 .... 1 Penitentiaries in Territories.19

IMPEACHMENT. How Surveyors get the Vari. Pensions....

Reports and Vote on Im. ation of the Needle......... 4 Peonage Abolished.. .26 peaching President JohnJewish and Mahometan Cal. Printer to Congress ..

BOD...........................55 endas...................... 3 Proclamations Declared Morning and Evening Stars Valid ........................241. Election Returns, and the Four Seasons. 4 Rebel States, Government of

Alabama .......
Planets, movements of... 1 Robbery of United States, Arizona
Sixty-one Bright Stars...

How Punished......

Arkansas......
Tide Table of 110 Places .. 3 Smithsonian Institution...

California.....
Smuggling ..

Colorado ....
Political.

Tenure of Civil Offices .... Connecticut..
THE GOVERNMENT. Town Sites on Public Lands 26 Dakota.
Cabinet—the President's

37 Volunteers, Rights of ...... 25 Delaware ..
Writs of Error....

26 Florida.. Congress - Members of

10 Wool, Provides XLth ...............

Georgia ....

Revenu
Executive Officers-General.37 from Imported.............26/dano..
Foreign Ministers ............37

Ilinois ....
PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS.

Indiana...
Judiciary--Supreme Court. 37 Agricultural College....

:27 Indian Territor Post-offices of Members of Alcohol, Tax on .........

Iowa
.......38-40 Alcohol in Bond..
Congress..
Territories-Delegates from.40 Brazil, Thanks to the Legis. Kaneas :

Jature of...

Kentucky
STATES OF THE UNION.
Area; White Population in

Compensation to Civil Om.” 'Louisiana.
cers......

Naine...... 1850; White, Colored, In David's" Island, Purchase 'Maryland .. dian, and Total Population

Authorized ..

Massachusett in 1860; Increase and Per

Disabled Volunteers, Asylum Michigan .. centage of Increase of

for ............

Minnesota..
Population from 1850 to
Field, Cyrus W., Thanks

Mississippi. 1868; Capitals; Governors,

vernors, Kentucky Militia .............27 M 1860uri.... their Salaries and Term of

Medals to Soldiers............26 Montana... Office; Time of Meeting of National Banking Associ

Nebraska....... Legislatures; Time of State

..............27 Nevada.... Elections....................71 ocean Mails from San Fran- New Hampshire ACTS OF CONGRESS.

cisco to Portland, Oregon..27 New Jersey... Albany a Port of Entry.... 26 Paris Exposition...

*26 New Mexico ... Amnesty and Pardon....... ...19 Payments to certain Officers New York.. Appeals, Time defined .. 26 Prohibited .....

27 North Carolina Army Appropriations. 25 Pensions of Widows of R

Ohio....... Army, Brevets in..... 25 olutionary Soldiers.......

27 Oregon ....... Bankruptcy Law.

.25 Post-office Site in New York 27 Pennsylvania. Causes," Removal of from Post-office and Sub-Treasury Rhode Island. State Courts .... 26 Site in Boston ......

South Carolina Cemeteries, Nationa .21 Public Documents, Ex

Tennessee...... Clerks of Honse, duties of...21 of.......

27 Texas.......... Colored Volunteers

Utah........ Compound Interest Notes...26 Vessel sent..:.

27 Virginia ..... Convicts, Sentences miti- Ship Canal across Isthmus of

* Vermont ..... gated ... 22 Darien.....

27 Washington...

:...... .......... Copyrights ...... ..21 Scott, Gen., Equestrian

West Virginia.. Cotton Tax...... 25 Statue of...........

Wisconsin ...... Court of Claims .. ....21. PROCLAMATIONS.

Wyoming .......... ...... Currency and Public Securi- Amnesty Universal. ..... ..28

OUR NEW PUROHASES. ties ..........................19 Civil Courts, Supremacy of..28|Allaska...

..65 Drafted Men...

22 Japan. Neutrality as to civil St. Thomas....................65 Education, Department of...24 War in.....

...... 27 VOTE FOR PRESIDENT. Franchise in Dist. Columbia.19 Nebraska, Admission of......28 Popular Vote for President. Franchise in Territories ..... 19 Senate, Extra Session called.28| by States, in 1864, 1860 and Freedman's Bureau, Funds Tonnage on French Vessels. .271 1856 ...................

............70 of ..... ............26 Tonnage on Hawaiian Veg

FOREIGN COUNTRIES. General of the Army cannot sels .........................28 The States of America and be Removed

......25 RECONSTRUCTION IN 1867. Europe Names and Titles Habeas corpus in Writs of Constitutional Amendment, of Rulers and their Acces

Error ........................20 Vote on in all the States ...29) sion. Form of Government.72

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Estates Jamesneir Adent

The Astronomical Calculations have been made expressly for this ALMANAC, by SAMUEL HART

WRIGHT, M. D., A. M., Penn Yan, N. Y.

Eclipses for the Year 1868. There will be only two Eclipses this year, both of the Sun, and neither of them visible in the United States,

ol. An Annalar Eclipse of the Sun, February 23. Visible in South America, Africa, and Southern Europe.

II. A Total Eclipse of the Sun, Angust 18 Visible in Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, and in Australia.

A TRANSIT OF MERCURY over the Sun's disc, will occur November 6. Invisible in the United cates,

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The Planets, 1. MERCURY ( ) will be at the most favorable stations for visibility, February 17, June 13, and

October 9, being then Evening Star, and appearing in the west just after sunset; also April 7, August 5, and November 4, being then Morning Star, and appearing in the east just before sunrise.

Vexus ( 8 ) will be in the constellation Capricornus until January 20, then in Aquarius until 1 February 15, being directly south of the Urn January 23. It passes the equinoctial February 15,

uising exactly on the east point of the horizon, and setting squarely in the west. It will be in | Pisces from this time to March 12, then in Aries until April 6. On the 4th of April it will be 2

south of the brightest star in the Pleiades. April 14 it will be $ north of Aldebaran, and on the 25th it will be 2° 22' south of Tauri. It passes the solstitial colure May 4, and will be farthest north May 6. May 7 it reaches its greatest eastern elongation from the Sun, 45° 31'. On the 26th it will be 7* south of Castor, and on the 30th it will be 4' south of Pollux, June 9 it will be brightest; after which it approaches the Sun, and daily loses its splendor. June 23 it becomes stationary, having been moving direct, or eastward, since its last superior conjunction, but now it begins to retrograde, and is situated a little southwest of the nebulæ in Cancer. It passes Pollux again July 18, 12° 29' to south of it; but this will not be visible, as Venus will be in inferior conjunction with the Sun on the 16th, and itself invisible. It now moves off from the Sun westward apparently, and increases in beauty as a morning star. On the 7th of August it becomes stationary again, and begins to pass the stars eastward, and reaches its greatest splendor again on the 21st. On the 25th of September it reaches its greatest western elongation, 46° 9'. October 6 it will be 1° sout) of Regulus. November 7 it crosses the Equator southward; November 21, 4. north of Spica; December 10, enters Libra's Square; and on the 15th is near the middle of it; December 29, 6° 12' north of Antares.

MARS ( ) will come to the meridian during the daylight for the first nine months of the year. It has no opposition this year, and will not be an object of much interest until near the close of the year, November 27 it will be 2° north of Regulus in the handle of the Sickle. It will be near the Sickle during November and December.

JUPITER (24) has been traveling northward since May 8, 1865, and on the first day of May it crosses the Equator, and rises exactly in the east at 3h. 32m, morn. It will be southeast of the Urn in the first part of the year, but directly east of it May 1. October 1 it will be brightest and in opposition to the Sun, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise. On the Sth of April it will be very close to Mars.

SATURN (3) will be in opposition May 23, and brightest, rising as the Sun sets, and setting as the Sun rises. It will be in the region 10° or 12 north of Antares all of the year.

OCCULTATIONS.-The Moon will occult or eclipse the bright star a Tauri, or Aldebaran, January 7, at lh. 17m. morn., at Washington, the star reappearing at 2h. 20m. The same star will also be occulted again November 29, at 5h. 54m. eve., at Washington, and reappear at 6h. 51m, eve. These occultations are interesting to witness,

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