8pp. Elephant Folio, front page has some small tears across the folded middle with a small loss of text, several small tears in center margin of the whole newspaper, very small hole to text of last page, most pages with crease or fold lines. Philadelphia, 1862.
On the front page in the first one and half columns on the left and concluding in two full columns on the last page is an article on the February 5, 1862 United States Senate vote to expel Senator Jesse Bright of Indiana who was the most senior Democrat in the Senate. On March 1, 1861, Senator Bright wrote a letter of introduction for Thomas B. Lincoln, a Texas arms dealer. The letter was addressed to Jefferson Davis. In July, 1861, Lincoln was captured, with the letter, by Union troops as he attempted to enter the Confederacy. Senator Bright was accused of being a traitor because of the letter. The proceedings of the Senate and impressions of the vote by Senators are included in the article. Senator Bright was expelled by a vote of 32 to 14. The yeas and nays votes with each Senator listed are on the front page. Jesse Bright was the fourth Senator from a Union state to be expelled during the Civil War.
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