Sunday, August 28, 2011

Congressmen As Colonels

A Washington letter in the Oskaloosa Herald says the committee on elections have unanimously agreed to report that Hon. Wm. Vandever is not entitled to a seat in Congress, and their report would soon be concurred in by the House.  The committee decide[d] that the holder of a commission in the army cannot hold a seat in Congress. – This decision will unseat about half a dozen Congressmen if our memory serve[s] us – among them Fouke & Logan, of Illinois.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, March 15, 1862, p. 2

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