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GEORGIA. The right of suffrage extends to all citizens who have attained the age of twenty-one years, and six months' residence in the county where he offers his vote, and must have paid all taxes imposed on him.

ALABAMA. A citizen of the United States, one year in the state, and three months' residence in the county where he offers his vote.

LOUISIANA. Residence in the county where he offers his vote. one year, and having paid taxes within the last six months.

TENNESSEE. A citizen of the United States, and six months' residence in the county where he offers his vote.

KENTUCKY. The right of suffrage extends to every free male white citizen of the age of twenty-one years, who has resided in the state two years, or in the county where he votes, one year next preceding.

OHIO. Right of suffrage extends to white male inhabitants, above twenty-one years, who have resided in the state one year immediately preceding the election, and who have paid a state or county tax.

INDIANA. Right of suffrage is granted to all male citizens of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who have resided in the state a year immediately preceding an election.

ILLINOIS. Residence in the state six months, but can only vote in the county where he actually resides.

MISSOURI. A citizen of the United States, and one year's residence in the state next preceding the election, and three months in the county.

Chronological List of the Cabinet Officers of each Administration.

First Administration ; —1789 to 1797;—8 years.


John Adams,

...April 30, 1789. President.

...........Massachusetts,..April 30, 1789.

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Thomas Jefferson,
.Sept. 26, 1789.
Edmund Randolph,. .Virginia, ......Jan. 2, 1794.
Timothy Pickering,.. ..Pennsylvania,...Dec. 10, 1795.
Alexander Hamilton,....New York,.. ..Sept. 11, 1789.)
Oliver Wolcott,.

Henry Knox,

..Connecticut, .....Feb. 3, 1795.
.Massachusetts,..Sept. 12, 1789.

Timothy Pickering,.....Pennsylvania, ..Jan. 2, 1795.

James McHenry,

Samuel Osgood,

..Maryland, ...Jan. 27, 1796.
.Massachusetts, ..Sept. 26, 1789.


Secretaries of State.

Secretaries of the

Secretaries of War.

Timothy Pickering,.....Pennsylvania,...Nov. 1791. Postmasters General. Joseph Habersham,.....Georgia, ........ Feb. 25, 1795.

Edmund Randolph,. Virginia,........Sept. 26, 1789.


William Bradford, ...Pennsylvania,...Jan. 27, 1794. Attorneys General.
Charles Lee,
.Virginia,..................Dec. 10, 1795.

Second Administration ;-1797 to 1801; — 4 years.


Thomas Jefferson,

Massachusetts, ..
...March 4, 1797. President.
....................March 4, 1797. Vice-President.

Timothy Pickering, ....Pennsylvania, ..(cont'd in office.)

John Marshall,
Oliver Wolcott,...........
Samuel Dexter,..
James McHenry, ....
Samuel Dexter,

Roger Griswold,.

George Cabot,

Benjamin Stoddert,.

..Virginia,.... .May 13, 1800.
.Connecticut,....(cont'd in office.)
Massachusetts,..Dec. 31, 1800.
. Maryland, ...(cont'd in office.)
Massachusetts,..May 13, 1800.
....Feb. 3, 1801.
..Massachusetts,..May 3, 1798.)
..Maryland, May 21, 1798.
(cont'd in office.)
.Virginia,.. .(cont'd in office.)

Joseph Habersham, .....
Charles Lee,



Secretaries of State.

Secretaries of the

Secretaries of War.

Secretaries of the

Postmaster General.
Attorney General.

Third Administration ; 1801 to 1809; -8 years.

THOMAS JEFFERSON,.... Virginia,.......
Aaron Burr,. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 、 ..New York,
George Clinton, .......New York,

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.March 4, 1801.
.....March 4, 1801.
.March 4, 1805.
.Virginia,.. March 5, 1801.
.Massachusetts, ...(cont'd in office.)
.Pennsylvania,...Jan. 26, 1802.
.Massachusetts, ..March 5, 1801.
Maryland, ......(cont'd in office.)
..Maryland, .Jan. 26, 1802.
.(cont'd in office.)
Connecticut, ....Jan. 26, 1802.

.Massachusetts,.. March 5, 1801.


Secretary of State.
Secretaries of the

Secretary of War.
Secretaries of the
Postmasters General.

.Kentucky, ......Dec. 23, 1805. Attorneys General. ..Delaware, ......Jan. 20, 1807.


Fourth Administration; - 1809 to 1817; -8 years.

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Alexander J. Dallas,

William Eustis,


.March 4, 1809. President.
...N. Y., 1809, (died April 20, 1812.)
..Mass., 1813, (died Nov. 23, 1814.)

.Maryland, March 6, 1809.
.Virginia,.... ...Nov. 25, 1811.
.Virginia,... ..Feb. 28, 1815.
..Pennsylvania,...(cont'd in office.)

George W. Campbell,...Tennessee, ..... Feb. 9, 1814.

John Armstrong,.

James Monroe,.

..Pennsylvania,...Oct. 6, 1814.
Massachusetts, ..March 7, 1809.
New York, Jan. 13, 1813.
.Virginia,... .Sept. 27, 1814.
.March 2, 1815.
South Carolina, .March 7, 1809.
..Pennsylvania,...Jan. 12, 1813.
Benj. W. Crownins hield, Massachusetts,..Dec. 19, 1814.
Gideon Granger,.. ......Connecticut, ....(cont'd in office.)

William H. Crawford,
Paul Hamilton,.

William Jones,..


Secretaries of State.

Secretaries of the

Secretaries of War.

Secretaries of the

Postmasters General.

Return J. Meigs,.

March 17, 1814.)

(cont'd in office.)

William Pinkney,

.Dec. 11, 1811. Attorneys General.

Cæsar A. Rodney, ..Delaware,



Richard Rush,..........Pennsylvania,... Feb. 10, 1814.

Fifth Administration ; - 1817 to 1825 ;-8 years.



Daniel D. Tompkins, ...New York,..

March 4, 1817.

March 4, 1817.

John Q. Adams,..... ..Massachusetts,..March 5, 1817.
William H. Crawford, ..Georgia, ........March 5, 1817.


Secretary of State
Sec. of the Treasury

Isaac Shelby,. ...Kentucky, ....March 5, 1817. Secretaries of War.
John C. Calhoun, .....South Carolina, .Dec. 16, 1817. j
Benj. W. Crowninshield, Massachusetts,..(cont'd in office.)
Smith Thompson,.......New York,......Nov. 30, 1818.
Samuel L. Southard,....New Jersey, ....Dec.

9, 1823.

Secretaries of the

Sixth Administration ;-1825 to 1829;-4 years. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS,...Massachusetts, ..March 4, 1825. President. John C. Calhoun,.......South Carolina,..March 4, 1825. Vice-President.


Henry Clay,............Kentucky,..... March 8, 1825.
Richard Rush,.
..Pennsylvania,...March 7, 1825.
James Barbour,
Virginia,. ....March 7, 1825.
Peter B. Porter,.. ......New York,... ..May 26, 1828.
Samuel L. Southard,.. .New Jersey, ....(cont'd in office.)

Secretary of State.
Sec. of the Treasury.
Secretaries of War.

Sec. of the Navy.

Seventh Administration; 1829 to 1837 ; · -8 years.
ANDREW JACKSON,...... Tennessee, .March 4, 1829.
John C. Calhoun,.......South Carolina, . March 4, 1829.
Martin Van Buren, .....New York,..
......March 4, 1833.

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New Hampshire,

Edward Livingston,

Louis McLane,

John Forsyth,




Samuel D. Ingham,.....Pennsylvania,.

Louis McLane,


William J. Duane,


Roger B. Taney,


Levi Woodbury,.

John H. Eaton, ......


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Lewis Cass,

Benj. F. Butler, (acting,) New York,..

Mahlon Dickerson,...... New Jersey,

William T. Barry, ......Kentucky,...........

Secretaries of State

Secretaries of the

Secretaries of War.

Secretaries of the

Postmasters General,
[now first considered
as Cabinet officers.]

Eighth Administration;- 1837 to 1841;-4 years.
MARTIN VAN BUREN,... New York,. .....March 4, 1837.
Richard M. Johnson,....Kentucky, .March 4, 1837.

John Forsyth, .......Georgia, ..(cont'd in office.)
Levi Woodbury,.......... ...New Hampshire, (cont'd in office.)
Joel R. Poinsett,.. ..South Carolina,.March 5, 1837.
Mahlon Dickerson,. ....New Jersey, ....(cont'd in office.)
Amos Kendall, .........Kentucky, ...(cont'd in office.)

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Ninth Administration ; - 1841.

WILLIAM H. HARRISON,. Ohio,.... ...March 4, 1841.

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Secretary of State.
Sec. of the Treasury.
Secretary of War.
Sec. of the Navy.
Postmasters General


Secretary of State.
Sec. of the Treasury.
Secretary of War.
Sec. of the Navy,
Postmaster General.
Attorney General.

A Record of Events connected with the History of the
United States.

1492. Columbus, on the 12th of October, landed at San Salvador, one of the Bahama Islands. He was the first European who set foot in the New World.

1493. He discovered St. Domingo, Jamaica, and other islands in the vicinity.

1497. North America was discovered by John Cabot and his son, who sailed from England on an exploring expedition.

1498. Columbus discovered South America.

1607. Jamestown, in Virginia, was founded.

1609. New York was discovered by Henry Hudson.

1613. The Dutch erected a fort near Albany, and established a few trading houses at New York, then New Amsterdam, Manhattan Island.

1620. The Mayflower arrived at Plymouth; her crew commenced the first settlement in Massachusetts.

This year the Dutch first introduced slaves into Virginia.

1634. A settlement was made in Maryland by Lord Baltimore. 1635. The first settlement was made in Connecticut. 1664. New York, then New Amsterdam, was surrendered by the Dutch into the hands of the English.

1680. Carolina began to be permanently settled.

1681. A settlement was made in Pennsylvania by William Penn.

1720. Difficulties arose between the representatives of the people and the governor of New England.

1721. Carolina was divided into North and South Carolina. 1733. The first settlement was made in Georgia. At this period the whole coast between New Brunswick and Florida became settled with colonies, under the government of Great Britain.

1748. Delegates from seven of the colonies met at Albany to hold a conference with the Indians.

1755. Braddock was defeated by the Indians. George Washington was his aid, and took command after Braddock and others in command were slain.

1764. The British Parliament enacted a law imposing a duty on certain articles of merchandise. The colonies denied the right, asserting that they had domestic governments, which they alone supported.

1765. The stamp act was passed by Great Britain. This led to a quarrel between the colonies and the mother country.

1770. An affray took place between the British and Americans, in King Street, Boston, (now State Street,) in which four persons were killed, and others wounded.

1773. The tea, sent from England, was thrown from the ships into the sea, in Boston harbor.

Soon after, large bodies of troops were sent to subject the people.

1774. The General Court of Massachusetts recommended a Continental Congress. It first assembled in 1775, in October.

1775. General Gage was commander-in-chief of the British forces in America.

This year the militia was fired at by the British at Lexington, Massachusetts, and a battle followed. A few months after, the battle of Bunker Hill took place.

1775. Bills of credit, or paper money, were first authorized by Congress.

The population of the colonies at this time, about three millions.

1776. A written constitution was adopted by New Hampshire. It acknowledged no source of power but the people. This was the first adopted in the colonies.

This same year, Congress recommended the colonies generally to adopt constitutions.

1776. July 4, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed by order of Congress.

1776. December. A law was passed by the English Parliament, amounting to a declaration of war against the colonies.

1777. September. The battle of Stillwater was fought.

1777. Congress adopted articles of confederation, which were subsequently ratified by the several states.

1778. The independence of the United States was acknowledged by France.

1779. Up to this period $150,000,000 of paper money had been issued by order of Congress.

Thirty dollars of paper were given for one of silver: people finally refused to take it.

1781. Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown. The British naval force at this place was at the same time surrendered to count de Grasse.

1782. Pacific overtures were made by Great Britain to the colonies. John Adams, of Massachusetts, had been previously appointed, on the part of the colonies, to treat with Great Britain; three others were now added to act with him. Preliminary articles were, in November of this year, agreed upon at Paris.

1783. December. A definite treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States was signed.

1783. The patriot army was dissolved.

year, the British troops left New York.

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In November of this

Independence and peace did not immediately produce all the advantages which had been anticipated by an ardent and sanguine people. The evils of war were protracted beyond its duration. Public and private debts bore heavily upon the people, restraining their enterprise, and demanding all their resources.'


1786. In Massachusetts, the commercial distress, and the difficulty of effecting exchanges of property, was so great, that an assembly of two thousand persons chose Daniel Shays for their leader, and demanded that the collection of debts should be suspended, and that the legislature should authorize an emis

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