The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
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Harper's Weekly, May 30, 1868, page 350

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The Senate reached a vote on one of the Impeachment articles on May 16. By a resolution offered the same day it was decided that a vote should be taken on the eleventh article first. The vote was formally taken, and resulted in the acquittal of the President on that charge by a vote of 19 nays to 35 yeas. Seven Republican Senators, viz: Fessenden, Fowler, Henderson, Ross, Trumbull, Van Winkle, and Willey voted with the Democrats for acquittal. The excitement in the Senate and throughout the capital was very great. Our illustrations on page 340 are of scenes enacted in the city and Capitol during the closing hours of Impeachment.

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