History Of The Appointing Power Of The President

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byLucy Maynard Salmon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...When the time of the inauguration came, " at the White House, the office-seekers literally took possession, some, it is said, even sleeping in the halls and corridors, in order to have the first chance in the morning. Day and night, Harrison was besieged by the crowd." 1 1 "Life of Harrison," p. 91. Niles, lix., p. 70. ' Niles, lx., pp. 1-4. 4 " Since the close of the session of the Senate last Monday, the removals from office have commenced, and they are going on swimmingly.--Mem., x., p. 448, March 2Oth. 5 Niles' Register of March 2Oth gives a list of thirty-seven appointments--the first since members of the Cabinet,--but quotes from the Madisonian: " The appointments which have been sent to the Senate for confirmation have been chiefly to fill vacancies," and believes that all removals and appointments which seem to be expected will take place with deliberation. Niles of March 27th notes 27 appointments, 25 of them " vice--removed." 0 Reward's Autobiography, p. 508. That President Harrison honestly endeavored to fulfil his promises for reform, we have evidence in the systematic attempt soon made. March 2Oth, Mr. Webster, as Secretary of State, issued circulars to the heads of all departments, saying that the President wished to correct the abuse of patronage as used to interfere with the freedom of elections. He would consider it cause for removal if partisan interference on the part of any officer in election were used, or if compensation for service were demanded. He wished it to be understood that from all collecting and disbursing officers, promptitude in rendering accounts, and entire punctuality in paying balances, would be rigorously exacted. Just how far it would have been possible to carry out these principles, and if carried out, to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...When the time of the inauguration came, " at the White House, the office-seekers literally took possession, some, it is...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217934889

ISBN - 13:9780217934886

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