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nimself. Driven from his stronghold, Lee, with the remnant of a great army, retreated to Appomattox Court House, where he surrendered to Grant, and the war ended. Grant's conduct in this great triumph was marked by a delicacy that extorted praise from his bitterest enemies on both sides.
On the 21st of May, 1868, Grant was nominated for the. Presidency, and was elected over Horatio Seymour by a large majority. His first term gave such satisfaction that he was re-nominated, June 5th, 1872, and was elected over Horace Greeley. President Grant has been an honest, virtuous Exective officer. His tenacity for his friends, leading to the exclusion of more capable men, has somewbat dimmed the glory of his administration.
In May, 1877, he made an extended tour around the world, and his receptions were perfect ovations. He was a leading candidate for a Third Presidential term in the National Republican Convention of 1880.
SCHUILER COLFAX was born in N. Y. City, Mar. 23, 1823. Removed to Indiana in 1836, and studied law and afterwards edited a newspaper. In 1851 was elected to Congress and six times re-elected. He served three terms as speaker of che House and was elected Vice-Pres. in 1860.
HENRY WILSON was born at Farmington, N. H., Feb. 16, 1812. Apprenticed to a farmer till 21 years of age, then followed shoemaking at Natick, Mass. He was a close student and filled numerous positions of trust and honor in his own State, was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1855, and served that body till elected Vice-Pres. in 1868. Died at Washington Nov. — 1875.
PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT,
For Pres. From. For Vice-Pres. From Politics. Ulysses S. Grant, Ill., Schuyler Colfax, Ind. Republican. I loratio Seymour, N.Y., Francis P. Blair, Mo. Democrat.
Ulysses S. Grant, Ill., Henry Wilson, Mass. Republican. Horace Greeley, N. Y., B. Gratz Brown, Mo. Liberal.
Popular and Electoral Vote.-15th Administration. Thirty-four States voting, Va., Miss., and Texas had no vote. They had not been re-admitted since the Rebel. lion. Whole number of Electors, 294.
U. S. Grant, 3,015,887 votes ; Electoral votes, 214, Horatio Seymour, 2,703,249 votes ; Electoral votes, 80.
Schuyler Colfax, Electoral votes, 214.
80. Second Term.— Thirty-seven States voting. Whole num. ber of Electors, 360.
U. S. Grant, 3,597,070 votes ; Electoral votes, 300.
Horace Greeley, 2,834,079 votes. Would have received 74 Electoral votes. He died before Electoral College mot
Hanky Wilson, Electoral votes, 300. s Brown,
Important Events During 15th Adminis
tration, 1869 March 4. U. S. Grant inaugurated Presidents
Nov. 4. Death of George Peabody. 1870 Oct. 12. Death of Gen. Robert E. Lee. 1871 Jan. 26. Congress repeals the income tax.
March 5 Great riot (Chinaman’s) in San Fran
8. Great forest fires in Wis. and Mich.
frauds on N. Y. city. 1872 March 26. Great earthquake and loss of life in
Barnum's Museum destroyed by fire in New York. 1873 Jan. 20. U. S. troops defeated by Modoc Indians.
April 11. Gen Canby and Rev. Dr. Thomas mur
dered by Modoc Indians.
on Wall street, followed by panic of 1873.
ecuted. Nov. 19. W. M. Tweed convicted for defrauding
City of New York. 1874 March 11.
Death of Charles Sumner.
Fearful loss of life. - Nov. 1. Arrival of Kalakana, King of Hawaiian
1875 Jan. 23. East River spanned by an Ice Bridge ; and
pedestrians cross from Brooklyn to New York.
31. Death of Ex-President Andrew Johnson.
wealthiest man in America ; estimated at $150,000,000. 1876 April 10. Death of A. T. Stewart, the Merchant Prince.
April 15. Dom Pedro, Emperor of Brazil, visits Wash-
Exhibition at Philadelphia.
construction of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge. Dec. Brooklyn Theatre burned ; 300 lives lost.
28. Ashtabula, Ohio, Railroad disaster. P. P. Bliss and wife, and 60 others killed.
CABINET OFFICERS, 15TH ADMINISTRATION—1869–1877.
Secretary of State—Hamilton Fish, N. Y.
Secretaries of the Treasury—B. H. Bristow, Ky.; Lot M. Morrell, Vt.
Secretaries of War-Wm. W. Belknap, Iowa; J. D. Cam
Secretary of the Navy-Geo. M. Robeson, N. J.
Secretary of the Interior-C. Delano, Ohio; Z. Chandler, Mich.
Attorney-General-Edwd. Pierrepont, N. Y.
Jewell, Conn. ; Joseph N. Tyner, Ind.
$322,865,277.80 $2,588,452,213.94 1870
309,653,560.75 2,480,672,427.81 1871
292,177,188.25 2,353,211,332.32 1872
277,517,962.67 2,253,251,328.78 1873
290,345,245.33 2,202,952,993.20 1874
287,133,873.17 2,192,930,468.43 1875
274,623,392.84 2,173,869,531.95 1876
258,459,797.33 2,146,730,067.15 IMPORTS AND EXPORTS, 15TH ADMINISTRATION. Year Imports.
Exports. 1869 $437,314,255
$343,256,077 1870 462,377,587
450,927,434 1871 341,000,000
541,500,000 1872 640,000,000
523,900,000 1873 693,600,000
542,600,000 1874 595,800,000
653,000,000 1875 553,900,000
605,500,000 1876 476,500,000