Life And Public Services Of William Pitt Fessenden, United States Senator From Maine 1854-1864…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byFrancis Fessenden

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... spicuous public usefulness, there was no sign of hesitancy or weakness as he pronounced his verdict." The vote went on, on the expected lines, Senator Fowler voting " not guilty," two for acquittal of the needed seven, Senator Grimes, three, Senator Henderson, four, and then came the supreme moment, the vote of Ross, a Republican, whose intention was not known. "Mr. Senator Ross, how say you? Is the respondent, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, guilty or not guilty of the high misdemeanor as charged in this article?" His first response to the demand of the Chief Justice was unintelligible in the distant parts of the chamber; a repetition of his vote was called for by several senators, and the Chief Justice again put the question, and Senator Ross replied in prompt and decided tones, "Not guilty." A buzz of conversation and expression of feeling followed which had to be checked by the Chief Justice. The call proceeded, and with the votes for acquittal of Trumbull and Van Winkle, making the seven Republican votes necessary to save the President, impeachment was defeated, the votes standing thirty-five "guilty" and nineteen "not guilty." The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, thereupon adjourned to meet at twelve o'clock on Tuesday, the 26th of May. The throng in the galleries dispersed, the members of the House of Representatives withdrew, and Senator Fessenden, alone, erect, but ashen of face, walked through the Capitol and proceeded to his home, amid the jeers and curses of the angry and disappointed mob, entered his lonely chamber, and, with no friendly hand or loving voice of sympathy to comfort and encourage, stood alone, facing the ruin of his career, and then, for the first time, the great heart faltered and he threw himself, sobbing, ...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$29.50

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... spicuous public usefulness, there was no sign of hesitancy or weakness as he pronounced his verdict." The vote went on, on the expect...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217503284

ISBN - 13:9780217503280

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Life And Public Services Of William Pitt Fessenden, United States Senator From Maine 1854-1864 (volume 2); United States Senator From Maine 1854-1864

Reviews