The Vacating of Offices
March 16, 1869
The vacating of office in Virginia by disqualified people will not take effect until the 18th. A resolution to extend the time before vacating the offices thirty days was introduced yesterday.
The Vacating of Offices. The resolution vacating all offices in Virginia held by persons who cannot take the " Iron clad oath," was not sent to the President until the 6th of February, although it was passed on the 2d. This makes the day for the vacation the 18th instant not the 14th, as would have been the case had the resolution been sent to the President immediately after its passage. See General Stoneman's order. It will be seen that a resolution for the extension of the time before vacating the offices thirty days was yeterday introduced into the Senate. We have no idea that it will pass. The Ice has not thawed enough for that yet.
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