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The following is the official vote taken in the second congressional district at

a special election in October, 1862:

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Total vote polled in second district for special election in October, 1862, in the above counties, is 4,027 votes. The following is the official vote in the following counties, composing the

second congressional district, for congressman, to wit:

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Total votes polled in above counties at the August election, 1863, for congressman, amount, in the aggregate, to 11,398 votes.

Total number of white males over 21 years old in the second congressional dis

trict, composed of the following counties, as reported to the auditor of public accounts, for the years 1861 and 1862.

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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, Office of Secretary of State, Frankfort, September 25, 1863. I, E. L. Van Winkle, secretary of state for the commonwealth of Kentucky, and keeper of the archives thereof, do hereby certify that the foregoing and annexed pages contain a full and correct copy of the facts from the books iu

my office.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my name and affixed the seal of the commonwealth, at Frankfort, this 15th day of September, 1863, and inthe 73d year of the commonwealth.


Secretary of State. By JAMES R. PAGE,



Executive Department, July 20, 1863. For the information and guidance of all officers at the approaching election, I have caused to be herewith published an aci of the legislature of Kentucky, entitled “ An act to amend chapter 15 of the revised statutes, entitled Citizens, expatriation, and aliens.'

The strict observance and enforcement of this, and all other laws of this State regulating elections, are earnestly enjoined and required, as being alike due to a faithful discharge of duty to the purity of the elective franchise, and to the sovereign will of the people of Kentucky, expressed through their legislature.

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Giren under my hand, as governor of Kentucky, this the 20th day of July, A. D. 1863, and in the 72d year of the commonwealth.

J. F. ROBINSON. By the governor : D. C. WICKLIFFE,

Secretary of State.


AN ACT to amend chapter 15 of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Citizens, expatriation, and


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Be it enacted by the general assembly of the commonwealth of Kentucky, That any citizen of this State who shall enter into the service of the so called Contederate States, either in a civil or military capacity, or into the service of the so-called provisional government of Kentucky, in either a civil or military capacity, or having heretofore entered such service of either the Confederate States or provisional government, shall continue in such service after this act takes effect, or shall take up or continue in arms against the military forces of the United States or the State of Kentucky, or shall give voluntary aid and assistance to those in arms against said forces, shall be deemed to have expatriated himself, and shall no longer be a citizen of Kentucky, nor shall he again be & citizen, except by permission of the legislature, by a general or special statute.

2. That whenever a person attempts or is called on to exercise any of the constitutional or legal rights and privileges belonging only to citizens of Kentucky, he may be required to negative, on oath, the expatriation provided in the first section of this act; and upon his failure or refusal to do so, shall not be p«rmitted to exercise any such right or privilege.

3. This act to be of force in thirty days from and after its passage.

Passed and become a law, the objections of the governor to the contrary notwithstanding, March 11, 1862.


Executive Department, Office of Secretary of State. 1, E. L. Van Winkle, secretary of state for the commonwealth of Kentucky, and keeper of the archives thereof, do hereby certify that the foregoing and annexed pages contain a full and correct copy of the governor's proclamation of the 20th July, 1863, and also a full and correct copy of “An act to amend chapter 15 of the Revised Statutes,” entitled “ Citizens, expatriation, and aliens,” as the same appears on file in my office.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the commonwealth to be affixed. Done at Frankfort, this 26th day of October, A. D. 1863, and in the 72d year of the commonwealth.


Secretary of State. By JAMES R. PAGE,

Assistant Secretary.

OWENSBORO', KeytuCKY, October 23, 1863. SIR: Please enclose me a copy of the proclamation of General Burnside declaring martial law in Kentucky, about the 27th or 28th of July last, concern

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ing the election in Kentucky. I desire it so certified that I may use it as evidence before the House of Representatives, where my seat is contested. Your early attention will very much oblige me. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Second Congressional District of Kentucky. W. P. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant General.


Cincinnati, Ohio, October 27, 1863. Respectfully returned to the Hon. George H. Yeaman, M. C., with a copy of the order requested enclosed. By order of Major General Burnside.


Assistant Adjutant General.

General Orders,


Cincinnati, Ohio, July 31, 1863. Whereas the State of Kentucky is invaded by a rebel force, with the avowed intention of overawing the judges of elections, of intimidating the loyal voters, keeping them from the polls, and forcing the election of disloyal candidates at the election on the 3d of August; and whereas the military power of the government is the only force that can defeat this attempt, the State of Kentucky is hereby declared under martial law, and all military officers are commanded to aid the constituted authorities of the State in support of the laws and the purity of suffrage, as defined in the late proclamation of his excellency Governor Robinson.

As it is not the intention of the commanding general to interfere with the proper expression of public opinion, all discretion in the conduct of the election will be, as usual, in the hands of the legally appointed judges at the polls, who will be held strictly responsible that no disloyal person be allowed to vote; and to this end the military power is ordered to give them its utmost support.

The civil authority, civil courts, and business will not be suspended by this order. It is for the purpose only of protecting, if necessary, the rights of loyal citizens and the freedom of election. By command of Major General Burnside.


Assistant Adjutant General. Official :


Assistant Adjutant General.

RESOLUTION demanding of confederate invaders to withdraw their forces uncondi

tionally. Resolved by the general assembly of the commonwealth of Kentucky. That his excellency Governor Magoffin be, and he is hereby, instructed to inform those concerned that Kentucky expects the confederate or Tennessee troops to be withdrawn from her soil unconditionally.

House vote upon the adoption of the above resolution, viz:

Yeas-Messrs. Speaker, (Buckner,) Alfred Allen, R. C. Anderson, W. C. Anderson, Landaff W. Andrews, E. B. Bacheller, John C. Becman, John W. Blue, William P. Boone, Curtis F. Burnam, Cyrus Campbell, J. W. Campbell,

Marion N. Carr. Joseph H. Chandler, Brutus J. Clay, John B. Cochran, Rob. ert Coehran, William L. Conklin, John C. Cooper, Albert A. Curtis, Daniel E. Downing, Stephen J. England, Hugh F. Finley, John W. Finnell, Elijah Gabbert, Remus Gibson, Henry Griffith, John II. JIarney, William H. Hays, William J Heady, Joseph W. Heetes, John B. Huston, Richard T. Jacob, Daniel W. Johns, Urban E. Kennedy, James M. C. Lisenby, Alexander Lusk, P. L. Maxey, David P. Mears, Otho Miller, Thomas Z. Morrow, Thomas W. Owings, George Poindexter, Hiram S. Powell, Larkin J. Proctor, William S. Rankin, Nicholas A. Rapier, John Ray, Joseph Ricketts, F. D. Rigney, George S. Shanklin, G. Clay Smith, M. Smith, James P. Sparks, Harrison Taylor, Joshua Tevis, George M. Thomas, John R. Thomas, Thomas Turner, John S. Van Winkle, Zeb. Ward, George P. Webster, Alexander T. White, Nathaniel Wolfe, George H. Yeaman, Bryan R.Young, Milton Young, Van B. Young-68.

Nays-Messrs. Vincent Ash, John S. Barlow, A. R. Boon, E. F. Burns, W. P. D. Bush, A. B. Chambers, William M. Coffee, Lucius Desha, W. H. Edmunds, John M. Elliott, George W. Ewing, John W. Gaines, Joseph Gardner, Evan M. Garriott, J. C. Gilbert, George M. Hampton, John M. Henry, Wil

hnson, John Q. A. King, John C. Lindsey, Daniel Matthewson, David May, George R. Merritt. Felix G. Murphy, George W. Silvertooth, Robert A. Spalding-26.

Senate vote upon the adoption of the above resolution, viz:

YEAS-Messrs. Speaker, (Fisk,) T. T. Alexander, William Anthony, R. T. Baker, John B. Bruner, James H. G. Bush, M. P. Buster, Walter Chiles, Samuel E. DeHaven, George Denny, Richard H. Field, Theo. T. Garrard, William G. Gillis, John K. Goodloe, William C. Grier, Martin P. Marshall, Henry D. McHenry, Charles D. Pennebaker, William B. Read, James F. Rob-, in-on, Ben. Spalding, James Speed, C. J. Walton, W. C. Whitaker, C. T. Worthington-25.

Nays-Messrs. William T. Anthony, Samuel H. Boles, Benjamin P. Cissell, Alex. L. Davidson, Robert E. Glenn, Asa P. Grover, John L. Irvan, Samuel H. Jenkins, Albert G. Rhea-9.

RESOLUTIONS in regard to the expulsion of confederate troops from the soil of Ken


The committee on federal relations, to whom were referred the communications of the governor of the commonwealth, together with those of Generals Polk and Zollicofter, of the confederate army, informing the governor that they had seized and were occupying with large military forces portions of the soil of Kentucky, have had the same under consideration, and ask leave to make the following report:

Whereas Kentucky has been invadı d by the forces of the so-called Confederate States, and the commanders of the forces so invading the State have insolently prescribed the conditions upon which they will withdraw, thus insulting the dignity of the State by demanding terms to which Kentucky cannot listen without dishonor: Therefore,

1. Be it resolved by the general assembly of the commonwealth of Kentucky, That the invaders must be expelled. Inasmuch as there are now in Kentucky federal troops assembled for the purpose of preserving the tranquillity of the State, and of defending and protecting the people of Kentucky in the peaceful enjoyment of their lives and property, it is

2. Further resolved, That General Robert Anderson, a native Kentuckian, who has been appointed to the command of the department of Cumberland, be requested to take instant command, with authority and power from this commonwealth to call out a volunteer force in Kentucky for the purpose of repel. ling the invaders from our soil.

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