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Tennessee Test Oath.
tion to electors of President and Vice President, qualifications of voters for members of the General Assembly, and places of holding elections and officers of popular elections.]
"At the time these papers were presented as before stated, I had never seen either of them, nor heard of the subject to which they relate, except in a general way, only one day previously.
"Up to the present moment, nothing whatever upon the subject has passed between Gov. JOHNSON, or any one else connected with the proclamation and myself.
"Since receiving the papers, as stated, I have given the subject such brief consideration as I have been able to do, in the midst of so many pressing duties.
"My conclusion is, that I can have nothing to do with the matter, either to sustain the plan as the Convention and Gov. JOHNSON have initiated it, or to modify it as you demand. By the Constitution and laws the President is charged with no duty in the Presidential election in any State. Nor do I, in this case, perceive any military reason for his interference in the matter.
"The movement set a-foot by the Convention and Gov. JOHNSON does not, as seems to be assumed by you, emanate from the National Executive.
"In no proper sense can it be considered other then as an independent movement of at least a portion of the loyal people of Tennessee.
"I do not perceive in the plan any menace, or violence, or coercion toward any one.
"Gov. JOHNSON, like any other loyal citizen of Tennessee has the right to form any political plan he chooses, and as Military Governor it is his duty to keep the peace among and for the loyal people of the State.
"I cannot discern that by his plan he purposes any morebut you object to the plan.
Tennessee Test Oath.
"Leaving it alone will be your perfect security against it. It is not proposed to force you into it.
"Do as you please on your own account peaceably and loyally, and Gov. JOHNSON will not molest you, but will protect you against violence so far as in his power.
"I presume that the conducting of a Presidential election in Tennessee, in strict accordance with the old code of the State, is not now a possibility.
"It is scarcely necessary to add, that if any election shall be had, and any votes shall be cast in the State of Tennessee for President and Vice-President of the United States, it will belong not to the military agents nor yet to the Executive Department, but exclusively to another department of the Government, to determine whether they are entitled to be counted in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States.
"Except it be to give protection against violence, I decline to interfere in any way with any Presidential election.
LIST OF NEW BOOKS
JOHN E. POTTER.
MAILING NOTICE.-Any of these Books will be sent to any address, free of postage, on receipt of price. Address JOHN E. POTTER, PUBLISHER, No. 617 Sansom Street, Philadelphia.
OUR CAMPAIGNS; or, the Marches, Bivouacs, Battles, Incidents of Camp Life and History of our Regiment during its three years term of service; together with a Sketch of the Army of the Potomac under Generals McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade and Grant. By E. M. WOODWARD, Adjutant Second Pennsylvania Reserves. 12mo., cloth. Price $2.00.
OUR BOYS. The Personal Experiences of a Soldier in the Army of the Potomac; the rich and racy scenes of Army and Camp Life; the lively, piquant, and well-told story of the Battle, the Bivouac, the Picket, and the March, as seen and participated in by one of the rank and file, and who has himself lost a leg in the service of his country. By A. F. HILL, of the Eighth Pennsylvania Reserves. 12mo., paper. Price $1.50; cloth, $2.00.
THRILLING STORIES OF THE GREAT REBELLION: comprising Hero Adventures and Hair-breadth Escapes of Soldiers, Scouts, Spies, and Refugees; Daring Exploits of Smugglers, Guerrillas, Desperadoes, and others; Tales of Loyal and Disloyal Women; Stories of the Negro, etc., etc. With Incidents of Fun and Merriment in Camp and Field. By a DISABLED OFFICER. With colored illustrations. 12mo., paper. Price $1.50; cloth, $2.00.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MISS MAJOR PAULINE CUSHMAN, the celebrated Union Spy and Scout: comprising her Early History, her entry into the Secret Service of the Army of the Cumberland, and Dashing Adventures with the Rebel Chieftains and others while within the enemy's lines, together with her capture and sentence to death by General Bragg, and rescue at Shelbyville, Tenn., by the Union Army under General Rosecrans. The whole carefully prepared from her notes and memoranda. By F. L. SARMIENTO, Esq., of the Philadelphia Bar. With a portrait on steel, and illustrations on wood. 12mo., paper. Price $1.50; cloth, $2.00.
THRILLING ADVENTURES AMONG THE EARLY SETTLERS: embracing Desperate Encounters with the Indians, Tories, and Refugees; Daring Exploits of Texan Rangers and others, and Incidents of Guerrilla Warfare; Fearful Deeds of the Gamblers and Desperadoes, Rangers and Regulators of the West and Southwest; Hunting Stories, Trapping Adventures, etc., etc. By WARREN WILDWOOD, Esq. Illustrated by 200 engravings. 12mo., paper. Price $1.50; cloth, $2.00.
LIFE OF KIT CARSON, the great Western Hunter and Guide: comprising Wild and Romantic Exploits as a Hunter and Trapper in the Rocky Mountains; Thrilling Adventures and Hair-breadth Escapes among the Indians and Mexicans; his Daring and Invaluable Services as a Guide to Scouting and other Parties, etc., etc. With an account of various Government Expeditions to the Far West. By CHAS. BURDETT. 12mo., illustrated, cloth. Price $2.00.
LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer: comprising an account of his Early History; his Daring and Remarkable Career as the First Settler of Kentucky; his Thrilling Adventures with the Indians; and his wonderful skill, coolness and sagacity under all the hazardous and trying circumstances of Western Border Life. By CECIL B. HARTLEY. To which is added his Autobiography complete, as dictated by himself, and showing his own belief that he was an instrument ordained to settle the Wilderness. With illustrations. 12mo., cloth. Price $2.00.
LIFE OF DAVID CROCKETT, the Original Humorist and Irrepressible Backwoodsman: comprising his Early History; his Bear Hunting and other Adventures; his Services in the Creek War; his Electioneering Speeches and Career in Congress; with his triumphal tour through the Northern States and Services in the Texan War. To which is added an account of his glorious death at the Alamo, while fighting in defence of Texan Independence. With illustrations. 12mo., cloth. Price $2.00.
THE LIFE OF STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS: to which are added his Speeches and Reports. By H. M. FLINT. With a portrait on steel. 12mo., cloth. Price $2.00; plain sheep, $2.50.
THE HORSE AND HIS DISEASES: embracing his History and Varieties, Breeding and Management and Vices: with the Diseases to which he is subject, and the Remedies best adapted to their Cure. By ROBERT JENNINGS, V. S., Professor of Pathology and Operative Surgery in the Veterinary College of Philadelphia; Professor of Veterinary Medicine in the late Agricultural College of Ohio; Secretary of the American Veterinary Association of Philadelphia, etc., etc. To which are added Rarey's Method of Taming Horses, and the Law of Warranty, as applicable to the purchase and sale of the animal. Illustrated by nearly 100 engravings. 12mo., cloth. Price $2.00.
CATTLE AND THEIR DISEASES: embracing their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, and Feeding and Management; with the Diseases to which they are subject, and the Remedies best adapted to their Cure. To which are added a List of the Medicines used in treating Cattle, and tho Doses of the various remedies requisite. By ROBERT JENNINGS, V. S., Author of "The Horse and his Diseases," etc., etc. With numerous Illustrations. 12mo., cloth. Price $2.00.
SHEEP, SWINE, AND POULTRY: embracing the History and Varieties of each; the best modes of Breeding; their Feeding and Management; together with the Diseases to which they are respectively subject, and the appropriate Remedies for each. By ROBERT JENNINGS, V. S., Author of "The Horse and his Diseases," "Cattle and their Diseases," etc., etc. With numerous illustrations. 12mo., cloth. Price $2.00.
EVERYBODY'S LAWYER AND COUNSELLOR IN BUSINESS: containing plain and simple instructions to everybody for transacting their business according to law, with legal forms for drawing the various necessary papers connected therewith; together with the laws of all the States, for Collection of Debts, Property Exempt from Execution, Mechanics' Liens, Execution of Deeds and Mortgages, Rights of Married Women, Dower, Usury, Wills, etc. By FRANK CROSBY, Esq., of the Philadelphia Bar. 12mo., law half sheep. Price $2.00.