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Thirty-eighth Congress, First Session

Pocket Vetoes 56 H.R. 244.

To guarantee to certain States, whose governments
have been usurped or overthrown, a republican form
of government.
Pocket veto occurred after the 1st session of the
38th Congress had adjourned sine die on July 4,
1864. The bill was presented to the President on July
4, 1864. (July 4, 1864, S. Jour., p. 746).

57 H.J. Res. 123.

To correct certain clerical errors in the internal reve-
nue act.
Pocket veto occurred after the House of Representa-
tives for the 1st session of the 38th Congress had ad-
journed sine die on July 2, 1864.
A presidential message was received by the 2d session
of the 38th Congress on January 5, 1865. (January 5,
1865, H. Jour., p. 80; see also H.R. Doc. No. 493,
70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 13; S. Misc. Doc. No. 53,
49th Cong., 2d sess., p. 289).
Thirty-eighth Congress, Second Session

Pocket Vetoes 58

H.R. 805.
To repeal the eighth section of an act entitled, “An
act in addition to the several acts concerning commer-
cial intercourse between loyal and insurrectionary
States, and to provide for the collection of captured
and abandoned property, and the prevention of
frauds in States declared in insurrection.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the 38th
Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3, 1865.
(H.R. Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 13; see
also March 3, 1865, H. Jour., p. 441).

H.J. Res. 161.
In relation to certain railroads.
Pocket veto occurred after the 2d session of the 38th
Congress had adjourned sine die on March 3, 1865.
(March 3, 1865, H. Jour., p. 447; see also H.R. Doc.
No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 13).

ANDREW JOHNSON

President Johnson vetoed twenty-nine bills, of which twenty-one were regular vetoes and eight were pocket vetoes. Fifteen were overridden (Nos. 61, 65, 68-70, 72-75, 78-82, 87, 88).

Thirty-ninth Congress, First Session

Regular Vetoes 60 S. 60.

To establish a Bureau for the relief of Freedmen and
Refugees.
Vetoed February 19, 1866. The veto message was laid
before the Senate and printed as S. Ex. Doc. No. 25.
(February 19, 1866, S. Jour., pp. 168-173; see also
S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 289-
297).
The Senate sustained the veto on February 20, 1866
by a vote of 30 yeas to 18 nays. (February 20, 1866,
S. Jour., p. 179).
Veto sustained.

61 S. 61.

To protect all persons in the United States in their
civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication.
Vetoed March 27, 1866. The veto message was laid
before the Senate and printed as S. Ex. Doc. No. 31.
(March 27, 1866, S. Jour., pp. 279-285; see also S.
Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 297-305).
The Senate overrode the veto on April 6, 1866 by a
vote of 33 yeas to 15 nays. (April 6, 1866, S. Jour.,
p. 317).
The House overrode the veto on April 9, 1866 by a
vote of 122 yeas to 41 nays. (April 9, 1866, H. Jour.,
p. 528).
Veto overridden (14 Stat. 27).

62 S. 74.

For the admission of the State of Colorado into the
Union.
Vetoed May 15, 1866. The veto message was laid be-
fore the Senate and printed as S. Ex. Doc. No. 45.

98-758 O - 78 - 4

(May 15, 1866, S. Jour., pp. 430-432; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 305-308). Veto unchallenged.

63

S. 203.
To enable the New York and Montana Iron Mining
and Manufacturing Company to purchase a certain
amount of the public lands not now in market.
Vetoed June 15, 1866. The veto message was laid be-
fore the Senate and printed as S. Ex. Doc. No. 50.
(June 15, 1866, S. Jour., pp. 531-535).
Veto unchallenged.

64 H.R. 466.

Erecting the Territory of Montana into a surveying
district.
Vetoed July 28, 1866. The veto message was laid be-
fore the House and printed as H. Ex. Doc. No. 156.
(July 28, 1866, H. Jour., pp. 1196, 1197; see also S.
Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 318-320).
Veto unchallenged.

65 H.R. 613.

To continue in force and to amend an act entitled
"An act to establish a Bureau for the relief of Freed-
men and Refugees," and for other purposes.
Vetoed July 16, 1866. The veto message was laid be-
fore the House and printed as H. Ex. Doc. No. 146.
(July 16, 1866, H. Jour., pp. 1024-1027; see also S.
Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 314-318).
The House overrode the veto on July 16, 1866 by a
vote of 103 yeas to 33 nays. (July 16, 1866, H. Jour.,
p. 1027).
The Senate overrode the veto on July 16, 1866 by a
vote of 33 yeas to 12 nays. (July 16, 1866, S. Jour.
p. 661).
Veto overridden (14 Stat. 173).

Pocket Vetoes 66 S. 447.

For the admission of the State of Nebraska into the
Union.
Pocket veto occurred after the 1st session of the 39th
Congress adjourned sine die on July 28, 1866. The
bill was presented to the President on July 27, 1866.
(July 28, 1866, S. Jour., p. 779; see also H.R. Doc.
No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., p. 14).

67 H.J. Res. 191.

Relating to the building lately occupied for a national fair in aid of the orphans of soldiers and sailors of the United States.

Pocket veto occurred after the 1st session of the 39th
Congress had adjourned sine die on July 28, 1866.
H.J. Res. 191 was presented to the President on July
24, 1866. (July 24, 1866, S. Jour., p. 716; see also
H.R. Doc. No. 493, 70th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 13, 14).
Thirty-ninth Congress, Second Session

Regular Vetoes 68 S. 1.

To regulate the elective franchise in the District of
Columbia.
Vetoed January 5, 1867. The veto message was laid
before the Senate. (January 5, 1867, S. Jour., pp. 64-
72; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 320-331).
The Senate overrode the veto on January 7, 1867 by
a vote of 29 yeas to 10 nays. (January 7, 1867, S.
Jour., p. 74).
The House overrode the veto on January 8, 1867 by
a vote of 112 yeas to 38 nays. (January 8, 1867,
H. Jour., pp. 132, 133).
Veto overridden (14 Stat. 375).

69 S. 453.

Regulating the tenure of certain civil offices.
Vetoed March 2, 1867. The veto message was laid be-
fore the Senate and printed as S. Ex. Doc. No. 36.
(March 2, 1867, S. Jour., pp. 412-416; see also S.
Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 340-346).
The Senate overrode the veto on March 2, 1867 by a
vote of 35 yeas to 11 nays. (March 2, 1867, S. Jour.,
p. 419).
The House overrode the veto on March 2, 1867 by a
vote of 138 yeas to 40 nays. (March 2, 1867, H.
Jour., p. 579).
Veto overridden (14 Stat. 430).

70

S. 456.
For the admission of the State of Nebraska into the
Union.
Vetoed January 29, 1867. The veto message was laid
before the Senate and printed as S. Ex. Doc. No. 9.
(January 29, 1867, S. Jour., p. 166; see also S. Misc.
Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 337-340).
The Senate overrode the veto on February 8, 1867 by
a vote of 31 yeas to 9 nays. (February 8, 1867, S.
Jour., p. 228).
The House overrode the veto on February 9, 1867 by
a vote of 120 yeas to 44 nays. (February 9, 1867, H.
Jour., p. 354).
Veto overridden (14 Stat. 391).

71

S. 462.
To admit the State of Colorado into the Union.
Vetoed January 28, 1867. The veto message was laid
before the Senate and printed as S. Ex. Doc. No. 7.
(January 28, 1867, S. Jour., pp. 157-161; see also S.
Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 331-337).
The Senate sustained the veto on March 1, 1867 by a
vote of 29 yeas to 19 nays. (March 1, 1867, S. Jour.,
p. 395).
Veto sustained.

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72

H.R. 1143.
To provide for the more efficient government of the
rebel States.
Vetoed March 2, 1867. The veto message was laid be-
fore the House. (March 2, 1867, H. Jour., pp. 563-
572).
The House overrode the veto on March 2, 1867 by a
vote of 138 yeas to 51 nays. (March 2, 1867, H.
Jour., p. 574).
The Senate overrode the veto on March 2, 1867 by a
vote of 38 yeas to 10 nays. (March 2, 1867, S. Jour.,
p. 424).
Veto overridden (14 Stat. 432).

73

Fortieth Congress, First Session
Regular Vetoes
H.R. 33.
Supplementary to an act entitled, “An act to provide
for more efficient government of the rebel States.”
Vetoed March 23, 1867. The veto message was laid
before the House. (March 23, 1867, H. Jour., pp. 98-
101; see also S. Misc. Doc. No. 53, 49th Cong., 2d
sess., pp. 347-351).
The House overrode the veto on March 23, 1867 by a
vote of 114 yeas to 25 nays. (March 23, 1867, H.
Jour., p. 101).
The Senate overrode the veto on March 23, 1867 by
a vote of 40 yeas to 7 nays. (March 23, 1867, S.
Jour., p. 88).
Veto overridden (15 Stat. 2).

74

H.R. 123.
Supplementary to an act entitled, "An act to provide
for more efficient government for the rebel States.'
Vetoed July 19, 1867. The veto message was laid be-
fore the House. (July 19, 1867, H. Jour., pp. 232-
239; see also S. Misc. Doc. 53, 49th Cong., 2d sess.,
pp. 351-360).
The House overrode the veto on July 19, 1867 by a
vote of 109 yeas to 25 nays. (July 19, 1867, H. Jour.,
p. 239).
The Senate overrode the veto on July 19, 1867 by a
vote of 30 yeas to 6 nays. (July 19, 1867, S. Jour.,
p. 177).
Veto overridden (15 Stat. 14).

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